12 sheets silver gelatin or 3 packets powdered gelatin
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon flavored extract (mint, ginger, cardamom, almond, orange, lemon or anything you like, but make sure it is an extract and NOT an oil), optional
1 or more drops of food coloring (I like to use the paste or gel colors), optional
1 cup powdered sugar
The marshmallows will hold their shape and can be stored in an airtight container for a week. You want to make sure they are well coated with powdered sugar or they will stick together. Make your favorite hot chocolate recipe and float the marshmallows. As they sit in the hot liquid they will begin to melt--that's the best part! As the weather warms up, you can use the marshmallows to make s'mores.