There was a time, not that long ago, when I would have never even considered making my own marshmallows. Why go through the trouble when you buy a bag for less than $3.00? Well, I’ll tell you why I changed my mind. Here are the ingredients in a bag of marshmallows from my grocery store: corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, modified corn starch, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavor, and artificial color. See those last three ingredients? Those are the difference between having a day full of smiles and family fun, and having a day full of battles and pounding my head against a wall. All because my daughter is highly sensitive to chemicals, especially petroleum based chemicals, in her food.