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non-bento #20 & How to make Slime Marshmallows

December 20, 2009

in Baking,characters,how-to,non bento

My company does a potluck for its Christmas party. It’s fun that you get to taste the dishes cooked by people you know. This year, one of my friends/graphic designer at the company decided to make a recipe book of everyone’s potluck food. I thought of making Totoro cream puffs, Domo-kun chocolate covered marshmallows, but I wanted to make new kyara-sweets. (Kyara-sweets mean “Character themed sweets.”)

Even though I don’t eat sweet stuff that much, I always wanted to make marshmallows. I was going to make some elaborate marshmallows, but since I had to make at least dozens of them I had to pick a simpler character. As I was looking through recipes, the one that looks like Hershey’s kisses reminded me of Slimes from Dragon Quest. (“Dragon Warrior” in English) So I decided to make Slimes! NOTE: Sorry for the quality of the pictures for the How-to. I shot them myself since I made this when my boyfriend wasn’t home. >_<

Slime Marshmallows


Slime Marshmallows (makes about 30~ Hershey’s kisses size marshmallow)
Gelatin – 1 TBS
Water – 1/4 cup
Egg white – 1
Sugar A – 1/2 TBS
Sugar B – 1 cup
Vanilla essence – about 2 drops
Corn starch – enough to dust a pan and marshmallows
Food coloring (For “slime” marshmallow)
White and red icing (For “slime” marshmallow)
Brown decorating gel/chocolate (For “slime” marshmallow)

*If you’re making regular marshmallows by pouring the mixture into a tupperware or pan, you can double the measurement, but I won’t recommend doing it for the slime marshmallows. Gelatin hardens pretty fast, and if you have more mixture than what the recipe says, it’ll get hard before you can squeeze it all out. I learned this the hard way…

Prep:
- Separate egg white from egg yolk, and bring the egg white to room temperature. (let it sit for 20-30 minutes)
- Put cooking sheet (parchment paper/wax paper) on a pan, dust it well with corn starch
- Put water into a large microwavable bowl, add gelatin and leave it for about 15 minutes.

*Use a large bowl for gelatin. Gelatin will get really bubbly while being microwaved and it can boil over.
*Make sure you put the gelatin into the water, do not pour water over the gelatin.

1. Put the egg white into a dry bowl and beat it until it gets fluffy.

slime marshmallows

Make sure the bowl is dry.

2. Add “sugar A” (1/2 TBS) to the egg white and continue beating until it holds a stiff peak.

slime marshmallow

Sugar will make the egg white shiny and harder.

3. Microwave the bowl of gelatin uncovered for 45 seconds.

4. Add “sugar B” (1 cup) to the gelatin in the bowl (you don’t need to mix it), and microwave it uncovered for a minute and a half.

slime marshmallows

Make sure you use a large bowl.

5. Slowly add the hot gelatin mixture into the egg white, and whip it until it’s mixed.

slime marhmallows

Do it quickly gelatin starts getting hard.

6. Add vanilla essence and 2-3 drops of food coloring. (If you want, you can also add 1 and 1/2 TBS of jam, or 1 TBS of diluted coffee or cocoa while you’re mixing instead of food coloring.)

slime marshmallows

Do it quickly before gelatin starts getting hard.

7. Put the mixture into a pastry bag and squeeze it out on the pan dusted with corn starch. Put the pan into the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

slime squeezed

The mixture might be a little too loose to form this shape at first, but just keep testing by squeezing it out a little bit at a time. Once the mixture is hard enough, don't waste your time and squeeze it out as fast as you can!

*You can also just use a well dusted pan or tupperware for making marshmallows. You just pour the mixture in and put it in the fridge. Remove it from the container, and cut it up with a knife or use various cookie cutters to cut out marshmallows.

7. When the marshmallows harden, dust them lightly with corn starch.

slime marshmallows

Dust them well otherwise they'll stick together.

8. Dust off excess corn starch very well. (I used a brush.) If there’s excess starch on the slime, the icing will not stick.

9. Squeeze 2 dots of white icing onto the slime face. Then gently push the icing on the face with a wet finger to flatten it.

slime marshmallows

Dust the marshmallows very well. If the marshmallow is too dusty, icing won't stick.

10. Squeeze red icing for its mouth onto the slime face. Then push the icing on the face with a wet finger to flatten it.

slime marshmallows

Slimes smile : )

11. Squeeze brown decorating gel or apply melted chocolate with a toothpick on the white icing. I used gel because I didn’t have time to melt chocolate, but if you have time use chocolate instead. (Gel will not get hard.)

Slime Marshmallows

BLUE SLIMES HAVE APPEARED! COMMAND?

- FIGHT
- SPELL
- RUN
- ITEM
- EAT!!

Homemade marshmallows are definitely softer and they will melt in your mouth. I’m sure it’ll be so good in hot cocoa, but I haven’t tried it yet. Just like I mentioned in the beginning, you can just pour the mixture into a well dusted pan or tupperwear after step 6. When you use cookie cutters, make sure you dust the cutters with corn starch. It’ll make it easier to cut the marshmallows. I think I’ll use the Rabbid cutter next time, or maybe make a Totoro cutter. : )

How to make Slime marshmallows on my flickr.

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!

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~Rachel~No Gravatar December 21, 2009 at 6:01 am

wow, this is really cute..^^

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AmaarisNo Gravatar December 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Oh they are pretty cool!

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TiaaNo Gravatar December 22, 2009 at 12:23 am

ooohhhh they’re sooooo cutteeee (but dangerous… if you get me.. >.>)
this is definitely something im gonna try

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A Good FedoraNo Gravatar January 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I thought that it was Dragon Quest in English too.. But they’re too cute to care! Ahh! Too much sugar! And cuteness! *dies*

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CarolynNo Gravatar November 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

can i add more sugar to this? it seems like very little sugar to me …

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that girlNo Gravatar February 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm

If you add more blue, will it still work?
I’d love to see them more true to their real color.

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hmmfomtgalNo Gravatar June 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

ARE THESE SLIMES FROM DRAGON WARRIOR MONSTERS2? cool i own that game!

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ToriNo Gravatar September 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I just made these!! Although I used raspberry instead of vanilla and made them pink with a dark chocolate chip on top! They look really cute and tase SO yummy!! It’s nice to know what goes into them too.:) <3

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RonaNo Gravatar February 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

cute, is it OK to bake them? i afraid little eat row eggs

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar February 13, 2012 at 6:56 am

Unfortunately you cannot bake them with this recipe. If you don’t want to use egg whites, there are recipes that require no egg-whites. I’ve never made it myself but I hear it’s very chewy. I don’t have a recipe on hand but you can just Google it.

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joanNo Gravatar February 2, 2013 at 8:34 pm

you can also use dried egg powder in place of your egg whites. Wilton makes a meringue powder that works well. There’s a jewish dried egg product as well. They are in cans that reseal and keep well. the eggs are pasteurized and dried, thus eliminating the risk of salmonella.

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