These homemade marshmallows are infinitely better than the storebought kind. Use them in hot cocoa for a delicious treat.
Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in a large bowl.
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Increase the heat to high and boil until the syrup reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
With a hand mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin.
Whip on high speed about 10-12 minutes. The mixture should increase in volume and become fluffy.
Sift confectioners sugar generously in a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Pour the marshmallow mixture into the pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Sift more confectioners' sugar on top.
Turn the marshmallows onto a board and cut them in squares with a buttered, sharp knife.
Cover them with more confectioners' sugar.
Adapted from Ina Garten/The Food Network