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With those of you with young children, what do you do on Halloween? I allow my son to have the occasional piece of candy. He does not have any food allergies or sensitivities and he eats a balanced, whole foods diet.
Plus...sweets just taste damn good...I of all people totally get this! Last year we were going to do the "candy swap for a toy". Luckily for us, he ate a few pieces of candy then completely forgot about them.
This year might very well be a different story as he's in his "Fabulous 4's" (HA!) and will likely remember his bag of loot. We did chat about the toy / candy swap again and he seems to be interested. So, if all goes well, we'll allow him to keep a handful of candy of his choice in exchange for a Transformer. I might even throw in a few of these homemade Marshmallows as an added bonus ;)
Marshmallows are an occasional occurrence at our house, like Halloween! The base contains only 4 ingredients and are a healthier alternative to conventional marshmallows which contain highly processed ingredients like corn syrup, refined sugars, preservatives, artificial colours and flavours. Try experimenting with different foods like cocoa powder, toasted coconut, crushed nuts, chai spice, ginger powder and natural peppermint, lemon, orange and hazelnut flavours.
Homemade Cinnamon Marshmallows
1 cup water, divided
2½ tablespoons grass-fed beef gelatin
1 cup honey or maple syrup (or combination of both)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1-2 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca powder
Standing or handheld mixer
8-inch x 8-inch baking tray or pan
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