marshmallow slice

Home made marshmallow is a truly wonderful thing and I was so excited when I found this recipe on a friends bookshelf recently. Mum used to make this when I was a kid and my favourite “job” was licking the beater after she’d pounded the sugary gelatin mixture into a fluffy ball of marshmallow.

BJ and I had a great time creating this, and I almost kept the beater for myself. But hey … he scrunched weetbix and stirred, pressed and waiting patiently while the Kitchenaid did the beating. He deserved it, really.


for the base:
1 cup self raising flour
1 desert spoon  cocoa powder
3 weetbix, crushed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
125g butter, melted

for the marshmallow:
1 cup white sugar
1 desert spoon of gelatin
3/4 cup of water
food colouring (if you want to)


silicon bakeware slice pan
como advanced 2 litre saucepan

the how

Preheat your oven to 180.

Sift the flour and cocoa and stir in crushed weetbix, sugar and coconut. Add melted butter and combine, then press your mix into the base of your silicon slice pan.  (If you don’t have silicon, then make sure you grease and line your slice pan with baking paper that comes up high on two edges so you can lift your slice clear, or you’ll have a job getting it out without mashing your marshmallow). Bake for 12-15 mins.

Combine the ingredients for the topping in a saucepan and boil for 3 mins to make sure all the sugar and gelatin is dissolved. Allow to cool then add food colouring (if using) and beat until very tick. Spread over slice and leave to set.

Use a hot knife to cut into delicious, cloudy fingers once set.


About Louise

Melbourne based journalist/interactive producer who loves to cook .. and eat.
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