This is a confection, but it IS NOT MARSHMALLOW!!!! No corn syrup & no egg product/egg white is REAL old fashioned marshmallows. Gelatin is softened in water. Boiling sugar syrup (sugar wate & a pinch of cream of tartar) is whisked/beaten into the gelatin. When thickened add a pinch of salt and any flavorings you desire. Pour into a well buttered baking pan that is heavily coated with powdered/confectioners' sugar. Give the pan several good shakes & shimmies to level. Dust the top heavily with more powdered/confectioners' sugar. Allow to set overnight loosely covered. Cut into squares & toss in more sugar , roll in toasted coconut or chopped nuts, or dip in melted chocolate or a candy coating. Easy as pie and just 6 ingredients. And they can be made vegan by the use of agar agar.