MUST HAVE: good stand mixer, candy/fryer thermometer. Helps to have parchment paper.
3 pkg Knox gelatin
1 C Apple juice (not cider)
1/2 C apple juice (not cider)
2 1/5 Tsp Apple Pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon (plus more for dusting)
1/2 C corn syrup
1/2 C good Molasses (not Grandma's. If that's the only kind you can find, just use 1C corn syrup)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C confectioners' sugar
1/4 C rice flour or corn starch
1/8 or less tsp cinnnamon
cooking spray or oil
(cut everything by 1/3 for a 9x9 or 8x8 pan) Combine apple juice and spices in med. sauce pan, bring to boil, then turn down to simmer for 5-10 minutes
While that's happening, put gelatin with 1/2 C apple juice in bowl of stand mixer and let sit.
Add corn syrup, molasses, salt and sugar to pan. Stir until dissolved and bring to boil. Cover, turn down and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Uncover and insert candy thermometer. Let mixture simmer/boil over medium heat until it reaches 240F (if you do not have a candy thermometer, google the words [candy soft ball stage] and follow the instructions).
This will take a few minutes, so use this time to prepare a 9X12 inch pan. If using parchment paper, line the pan, folding in the corners. Spray with cooking spray (NOT the baking version) or coat with oil using wax paper to spread. Mix confectioners' sugar with adulterant of choice, sprinkle a few teaspoons onto the paper and shake to coat. Lift paper and put excess back in the bowl.
At 240F, remove from heat. Turn stand mixer on low. CAREFULLY pour in hot sugar (it sticks and it burns). Turn stand mixer up to maximum speed. Whip for about 12-15 minutes. In the last minute, add the vanilla.
Pour/spoon/scrape goop into prepared pan. Try to spread evenly with oiled spatula. This is not likely to work well, but try. Expect goop on all utensils. When you've got it to a reasonably even coating, sprinkle some of the confectioners' sugar mix on the top, reserving most for later. Let sit 4 hours to overnight (six seems about optimal).
Coat large cutting board with remaining confectioners' sugar mix. Turn marshmallows onto the board. Oil a pizza cutter or knife and cut into 1" squares. Pull them apart and coat all sides with the confectioners' sugar mix. Store in airtight container. Eat. Share.
Each one is an apple pie bomb.
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