|3||envelopes unflavored gelatin|
|1||cup cold water, divided|
|1||cup light corn syrup|
|1||teaspoon clear vanilla extract|
|Assorted toppings and garnishes, optional|
1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with butter; set aside. 2. In a large metal bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and remaining water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). 3. Remove from the heat and gradually add to gelatin. Beat on high speed until mixture is thick and the volume is doubled, about 15 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Spread into prepared pan. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 6 hours or overnight. 4. Using foil, lift marshmallows out of pan. With a knife or pizza cutter coated with cooking spray, cut into 1-in. squares. Dip or drizzle half of the marshmallows with toppings if desired; coat with garnishes as desired. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.