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Summer is here. And with it, my favorite pastime-the campfire! There is nothing better than huddling around a fire with people you love, eating tasty food and drinking a brew or two, chatting about everything and nothing all at once.

My favorite campfire eat is the s’more. Bar none. Gooey marshmallow and chocolate, squished between two graham crackers. So good. After seeing a recipe for homemade marshmallows, I knew that I had to try it. You’ll need some unflavored gelatin to make this happen. It’s by the jello in your local grocery store. First step: set it to soak in a bowl.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and a bit of salt in a pot, and slowly bring it to 240 degrees F. Make sure you’re looking at the right side of the candy thermometer. Not that I know from experience, but the mixture will burn if you try to get it to 240 degrees C.

Whip the hot sugar with the gelatin until it’s fluffy and white. Mix in vanilla and  whipped egg whites. Pour into a 9 by 13 that you buttered and dusted with powdered sugar. Spread it out as best you can. This will be a sticky mess! Don’t try to hard to get every little bit out of the bowl. You’ll regret it.

Dust the top with powdered sugar, and refrigerate up to a day.

Slide the marshmallow cake goodness onto a cutting board, and cut into inch square pieces.

Toss the squares in more powdered sugar so that they are coated.

These little pillows of sugary goodness will stay tasty for a few days if you store them in an airtight container. In my humble opinion, they’re better after they’ve been sitting for a day or two!

For the full recipe and step by step instructions, head on over to smitten kitchen. Follow it to a T and you’ll be in marshmallow heaven!

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