Marshmallows ￼￼￼￼we eat today contain NO marshmallow root or sap. Today's commercially made marshmallows are usually made of sugar, corn syrup, water, gelatin, dextrose, vanilla flavorings and sometimes egg whites.
Marshmallows are used in S'mores, Moon Pies, Marshmallow Peeps, Mallomars, Scooter pies, Rice Krispies treats, Whippets, Nabisco Marshmallow Sandwiches, Rocky Road ice cream, hot chocolate, candied yams, gelatin salads and desserts, and more.
Marshmallow Fluff is used to make The Fluffernutter, a marshmallow fluff and peanut butter sandwich and Marshmallow Creme is used to make Fantasy Fudge. Marshmallow Fluff and Creme are used in many other recipes, too .
In the 1984 movie, "Ghostbusters," there was a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. And there is a song titled, "It's a Marshmallow World."