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In the end this recipe turned out amazing but “we” had a rough go of it at first. It was a typical day, with typical ingredients in the Nouveau Raw Kitchen… It started with protein powder, raw honey and coconut butter in a bowl. I was just going to whip up a frosting, nothing special, just a plain vanilla frosting. I soon learned that there was no way that this was going to turn into a creamy frosting with just a spoon in my hand. So I transferred the mixture to the food processor, I put on the lid and flipped the switch. Small clumps formed, hmm, I don’t think this is going to work. So out of pure experimentation, I started adding water by the tablespoonful. Soon it resembled frosting BUT it was so gritty. It tasted amazing but it had to have a good mouth feel too, I was starting to get discouraged.
One more observation came into play… it was getting thicker and thicker as the seconds were ticking by. I wasn’t ready for this! I quickly scooped it into a measuring cup so I could get a yield count for the recipe. It was thickening up quickly. I then transferred it into my piping bag… it was getting really thick. I starting piping it out onto my sugar cookie and my favorite Fat Daddie silicone piping bag sprung a leak!! A tiny pinhole formed and this glorious frosting was oozing out. What to do, what to do…. I ran out the garage, both hands cradling my piping bag. “Honey, I need some duct tape and I need it fast!” Bob slapped a piece of gray duct tape onto my orange piping bag… what a sight, but there wasn’t a second to be lost in laughing over the situation. I ran back to the kitchen, with only three cookies frosted, the contents in the bag were no longer spreadable. Shew, all this fast paced work was tuckering me out. I grabbed a teflex sheet from my dehydrator and squeezed out little
blobs kisses (see below) until I had used up all the frosting. All this excitement pooped me out so I put the tray in the freezer since it didn’t fit in the fridge. Hang in there with me…
After I cleaned up my mess, I realized that I had grabbed the wrong protein powder when I made this. I meant to grab my raw natural protein powder but instead I grabbed the whey protein powder. I have yet to try making this with my raw Sunwarrior protein powder so I am not sure how that will work. Another adventure for another day. I pulled the tray out of the freezer and peeled a little kiss off and popped it into my mouth. The miracle was born!!! It tasted exactly like a marshmallow! The texture now firm, remained glossy and was so chewy!
The cooked version of marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin that has been softened in hot water, dextrose, vanilla flavorings, and sometimes coloring, whipped to a spongy consistency. This healthified version is packed, I mean loaded, with protein, healthy fat and a natural sweetener. This thing is filled with plenty of health benefits.
So after this long-winded story, I’m just so excited :) I present to you… “Marshmallow” Kisses. Enjoy! The key to this treat is to be prepared. Have a tray lined with parchment paper set aside… have your piping bag and tips all set up and ready to go… have a roll of duct tape near by… turn off the phone, put on some toe-tapping music and have fun!
So after a long-winded story (sorry, I am just excited :) I present to you… “Marshmallow” Kisses. Enjoy!