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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Yields: about 36 pieces
11. Line a pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle with a layer of coconut flour or other coating
22. Place the gelatin into a pot and add ¼ cup of cold water. Tilt the pot to allow the water everywhere. The gelatin will become firm in just a couple of minutes.
33. Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
44. Using an electric mixer, start beating the egg whites. Slowly add the cream of tartar, powdered Erythritol, vanilla extract and salt. Keep beating for a minute or two until it becomes thick and creates soft peaks
55. Add the remaining boiling water to the pot with the gelatin and stir until dissolved. If you still see some lumps, briefly boil over low heat and and stir well until they go away.
66. Add stevia and combine well.
77. Turn the mixer to medium and very slowly pour a steady stream of gelatin into the egg whites. After you pour all the gelatin, turn the mixer to high and continue beating until it becomes thick and creamy (3-5 minutes).
88. Turn off the mixer and quickly transfer the marshmallow cream into the pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkled with fine coconut flour. Spread evenly all over the pan.
99. Sprinkle more coating (coconut flour) on top and pat level it if needed.
1010. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight until the marshmallow cream is set. When done, remove the pan and peel the parchment paper off. Cut into cubes, 6 by 6 to create 36 marshmallows.
11Side note: If you make plain marshmallows with no topping, place on a plate and cover with a towel for a few hours. Then, store them in an air-tight container to avoid drying. If you are adding a topping, melt the chocolate in a water bath. Dip a lollypop stick into the chocolate. Then, dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate and keep turning until the chocolate stops dripping. Alternatively, you can dip the marshmallows directly (no lollypop stick needed). Sprinkle each marshmallow with shredded coconut and place on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.
Note for gealtin: If you use gelatin sheets, you should use 3-4 sheets for every envelope of gelatin (3-inches by 5-inches gelatin sheets).
Note for raw eggs: If a recipe calls for raw eggs and you are concerned about the potential risk of Salmonella, you can make it safe by using pasteurized eggs. To pasteurize eggs at home, simply pour enough water in a saucepan to cover the eggs. Heat to about 140 F / 60 C. Using a spoon, slowly place the eggs into the saucepan. Keep the eggs in the water for about 3 minutes. This should be enough to pasteurize the eggs and kill any potential bacteria. Let the eggs cool down and store in the fridge for 6-8 weeks.
3 large egg whites, free-range or organic
4 tbsp / 4 envelopes gelatin (28 g / 1 oz)
1 tsp cream of tartar or 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (to stabilize the egg whites)
½ cup powdered Erythritol or Swerve (80 g / 2.8 oz)
15-20 drops liquid Stevia extract
1 tsp unsweetened vanilla extract
¼ cup cold + ¾ cup boiling water
1 heaping tbsp coconut flour to coat the outsides of the marshmallows (12 g / 0.4 oz)
pinch salt (I used pink Himalayan)
1 package dark chocolate, 85% coco solids or more (100 g / 3.5 oz)
3 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut (18 g / 0.6 oz)