I love Minecraft. I used to play it a lot more than lately, but my sister still does. After the huge success of my Minecraft Creeper marshmallows, and my fun with Marshmallow Sugar Decorated Eggs, I decided to dig a little deeper.
At its root, Minecraft is made of blocks. And who doesn’t like those? Building things up, tearing them down, eating them. Wait? Eating them!? Oh yeah. Because we just made Marshmallow Blocks. How awesome for a Minecraft Party or gift bag!?
These little bits of the Minecraft universe are pretty basic in their contruction. Make some marshmallows, cut them in squares, and roll them in sugar to aproximate what kind of material they are. I made sand, dirt, water, dirt with grass and stone. Oh, and I threw in a mini creeper just for fun.
What You Need:
- Colored Sugar (Make you own with this tutorial!)
- Cooking Spray
- 3 packets of unflavored gelatin
- 1.5 cups of granulated white sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup cold water (divided)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Stand mixer
How To Make It:
- Start by assembling or making your sugar. Then, grease a 9×13 pan.
- Pour half of the cold water into the stand mixer bowl, and add the gelatin packets. I didn’t even stir.
- In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add the rest of the water, the sugar and corn syrup. Heat on medium high and stir until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Use a candy thermometer and let the mixture come up to 240 degrees without stirring.
- Once the mixture comes to temp, move to the mixer. Turn the mixer on low with the whisk, and slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the gelatin mixture. Once all if the sugar is in the mixing bowl, turn the mixer up to high.
- Let mixture whip until thick. Add 1 tsp of vanilla to the mixture in the last minute of whisking.
- Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and let it stiffen up for at least an hour.
- When the hour is up, use a greased knife or pizza cutter to cut the marshmallow into uniform-ish squares (hey, nobody is perfect!).
- Roll the squares in the different sugar colors. The only one that is tricky is the dirt/grass combo. This one can be accomplished by dipping the square into the green on top, and then moving over to the brown. Similar to how I made the sugared eggs.
- That’s it! Keep this in an air tight container for up to two weeks. After a while they may stiffen up, but that makes them all the better to build with! Try using toothpicks to keep tall structures intact. There is no end to the possibilities and fun!
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