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Merlot Marshmallows

Merlot Marshmallows
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Hot Chocolate or S'mores just got more exciting!
  • 1 cup Old York Cellars Merlot Wine, *reduced to about 1/4 cup
  • 4 tbsps Powdered sugar
  • 3 Packets of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Light corn syrup
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional - Graham Crackers and Chocolate for making S’Mores


Prepare an 9×9 inch pan with a light coat of cooking spray and sprinkle powdered sugar into the pan. Give it a couple of taps over the sink to coat the pan.

Pour the Old York Cellars Merlot Wine and 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring it to a simmer stirring constantly until the mixture reduces to just about 1/4 cup. The mixture will thicken a bit. Carefully pour the reduced Merlot into a measuring cup and let it cool completely.

Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow it to bloom for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove the mixture from the heat immediately.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add in the vanilla and mix thoroughly.

Swizzle the reduced merlot across the top and use a knife to swirl it into the mixture. Smooth out the top, and dust with more confectioners’ sugar.

Place the marshmallows in a dry area uncovered for at least 12 hours or overnight until the marshmallows dry and set.

Cut the marshmallows into squares and carefully remove them from the pan. Dust them with more confectioners’ sugar.

Cheers & Enjoy!