How to Dip Dye Marshmallows

Dye marshmallows instead of eggs this Easter.

Photo by: Jason Kisner

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Ingredients

One bag (20 ounces) jumbo marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon gel food coloring in pink, teal, yellow and purple
1 2/3 cup water
edible gold or silver leaf (optional)

Yield: 20 marshmallows

Instructions

1. Place 1/4 teaspoon of each food coloring in separate cups. Add 1/3 cup water to each cup and stir until the gel food color is dissolved and a consistent color is achieved (Image 1).

2. Dip one end of a marshmallow into a cup (Image 2). Remove and gently pat away excess moisture with a paper towel. Dip the other end of the marshmallow into a different color. Remove and place on a wire rack to dry. Repeat with remaining marshmallows, experimenting with different color combos and patterns (Image 3). Note: Wear disposable gloves to avoid staining your hands.

3. Pick up a small amount of gold leaf using a skewer, tweezers or the end of a paintbrush, and gently place it on the surface of the marshmallow (Image 4). Allow the marshmallows to dry completely.

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