This came from having just too many marshmallow ideas. I think I’ve mentioned before that whenever my parents come over – or I go back to America – I tend to come back with suitcases packed to the brim with American goodies. But when I was at a Walmart in North Carolina (on the Outer Banks) in June, I came across some lemon flavoured marshmallows and grabbed some, thinking I’d find a good recipe for them. When I found the recipe for these upside down lemon merengue bars, it was perfect.
Best enjoyed with kids, and I’d judge this as a bit of a hot day recipe, but you’re actually better off making it when it’s a bit chilly (as it melts fairly easily)
Lemon Merengue Marshmallow Bars (adapted from Kraft recipe)
Ingredients (marshmallow layer):
2 cups lemon marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
2 packages of lemon Jell-o (or plain gelatin will do in a pinch)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
Melt marshmallows and milk together over a low heat. Mix in vanilla extract.
Mix water, sugar and cornflour in a saucepan over medium heat.
Mix in gelatin and lemon zest (allow it to become thick and gelatinous.)