I finally made a batch of fruity ones and they got rave reviews from the family, so I guess I did OK!
I used the mixed berry blend from Costco (blueberries, raspberries & marionberries), thawed, pureed & strained. I used the puree for all the water in the recipe; in the gelatin and in the fruit syrup. The berry flavor was really good!.
Next time I am going to add a wee bit of water to the gelatin first then the puree and continue as I did. They didn't come out as fluffy as I like them to be but everyone else said I was nuts and that they were great (guess like everyone else who cooks/bakes, I'm never satisfied and think I can always do better).
I then melted/tempered some dark chocolate and dipped the tops. Since I don't have the money for primo chocolate (and for 3 non-discerning kiddies), I have found in my local store, WinCo, that they sell blocks o'chocolate and they seem to work nicely for my marshmallows. And at $2 something a pound I can afford it.
Final grade on my first batch: YUMMMMM-OOOOOO!!
Next batch, chocolate overkill for my son's teacher for teacher appreciation day next week. I am thinking chocolate ones drizzled with chocolate and some vanilla ones completely dipped in chocolate but that sounds boring.