I am a huge fan of anything coconut and dark chocolate so I took my favorite marshmallow recipe and made these! I love to make them as gifts and they are some of my friends and family's favorites! Sorry about the poor picture it was taken on my cell phone. You can leave out the coconut extract and add a Tbs. of vanilla and toss them in powdered sugar for some plain old home made marshmallows. So good too! Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!
3 pkg gelatin, unflavored
1 c cold water, divided
2 c sugar
1 c light corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
1 bottle 1fl. oz coconut extract
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
toasted coconut for top optional
1 Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with foil and pray with non stick cooking spray; set aside.
2 In a large mixing bowl (I use my kitchen aid mixer bowl) sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; set aside.
3 In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, and remaining water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 240* (soft-ball stage)
4 Remove from heat and gradually add to gelatin in a small stream while beating. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and the volume has doubled, about 15minuts, it should look like marshmallow cream, beat in coconut extract.
5 Spread into prepared pan, cover and let stand 6 hours or over night.
6 Lift marshmallow out using foil, with a pizza cutter coated with cooking spray (you can use a knife to) cut into 1 1/2 in squares.
7 Melt bag of chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave safe bowl in microwave. start with one minute and then continue for 30 second intervals' till smooth, do not over heat!
8 Dip bottoms of marshmallows in chocolate and place on waxed paper. Transfer remaining chocolate to a plastic Ziploc bag, cut off small amount of a corner and use to drizzle chocolate over the tops of the marshmallows. Top with toasted coconut if you so wish. Let harden, this can take different amounts of time depending on house temperature. Enjoy!
thanks to: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/candy/dark-chocolate-covered-coconut-marshmallows.html