Marshmallows are soft and fluffy confections that are typically made from sugar, water, gelatin, and a sweetener such as corn syrup. They have a spongy texture and a sweet, vanilla flavor. Marshmallows are popular as a treat on their own, often roasted over a fire or used in making s'mores. They can also be used as an ingredient in various desserts and sweet treats. Marshmallows are commonly found in recipes for hot chocolate, rice crispy treats, rocky road bars, and even used as a topping for pies and cakes.