This one takes a bit longer to make… it is worth the fuss!
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2/3 cup hot water
2 Tbsp gelatine
2/3 cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla extract
red food colouring
Rice Krispie layer:
120gm milk chocolate
3 Tbsp golden syrup
3 1/2 cups rice krispies (same as rice bubbles)
Start by preparing marshmallow mixture, add sugar and hot water to a pot and cook on a medium heat for 3 minutes stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves.
Combine the gelatine and cold water whisking with a fork, add this to the pot and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the gelatine is dissolved.
Place in a bowl (or stand mixer) for 30 minutes until cooled to room temperature.
While that is cooling you can make the rice krispie ‘chocolate’ layer.
Using a large glass bowl (large enough to combine rice krispies in) melt the chocolate either in microwave or on the stove top above a pot of simmering water.
Once chocolate has melted add the butter and golden syrup. Stir in until smooth and then add rice krispies.
Once combined press into a pan lined with baking paper (I used a 10″ by 7″ pan) make sure the baking paper has high sides, you will need this for the marshmallow!, press firmly down on the mixture. Place in refrigerator to start the setting process.
When 30 minutes is up start making the marshmallow:
Beat mixture on high for 6110 minutes until it is thick, then add vanilla and beat for another minute.
Spread half of the mixture on top of the rice chocolate layer.
Add 2 drops of red food colouring and 1 tsp of strawberry essence/flavour to the mixer and mix on low until combined.
Spread the pink layer over the white one and place in refrigerator to set for 1-2 hours.
The lighting didn’t show the pink very well!
Once set, remove fro pan and cut into pieces. I got 24 out of mine, they were rather big too! If you used a bigger pan you will get more serves.
Marshmallow recipe adapted from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/204/marshmallows
Rice Krispie recipe adapted from http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-rice-krispie-squares