Rolled Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

This simple fondant recipe uses ingredients which are probably already in your pantry. It's softer than our standard fondant recipe with a very sweet taste that kids love.
Makes: About 2 pounds marshmallow fondant.
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Step 1

To make marshmallow fondant, place marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds on high; stir until mixed well. Continue microwaving 30 seconds more; stir again. Continue until melted (about 2 1/2 minutes).

Step 2

Place 3/4 of the confectioners' sugar on top of the melted marshmallow mixture. Fold sugar into marshmallow mixture. Flavoring can be added at this point if desired. Place solid vegetable shortening in easily accessed bowl so you can reach into it with fingers as you are working. Grease hands and counter GENEROUSLY; turn marshmallow mixture onto counter. Start kneading like you would dough. Continue kneading, adding additional confectioners' sugar and re-greasing hands and counter so the fondant doesn't stick. If the marshmallow fondant is tearing easily, it is too dry; add water (about 1/2 tablespoon at a time) kneading until fondant forms a firm, smooth elastic ball that will stretch without tearing, about 8 minutes.

Step 3

It's best to allow Marshmallow Fondant to sit, double-wrapped, overnight. Prepare the fondant for storing by coating with a thin layer of solid vegetable shortening, wrap in plastic wrap and then place in resealable bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. Marshmallow Fondant will keep well in refrigerator for several weeks.

Step 4

When not working with fondant, make sure to keep it covered with plastic wrap or in a bag to prevent it from drying out. When ready to use, knead fondant until smooth. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick.

Step 5

To color fondant: If you need to tint the entire batch of fondant, add a little icing color to the melted marshmallow mixture before adding confectioners' sugar. For smaller amounts of tinted fondant, add icing color to portions of fondant as needed.

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white mini marshmallows

1 package (16 ounces) white mini marshmallows ((use a good quality brand))


2-5 tablespoons water

sifted confectioners' sugar

2 pounds (about 8 cups) sifted confectioners' sugar

solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

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Rolled Marshmallow Fondant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 186.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is my first try at fondant, and it turned out terrific! I followed the instructions to a tee, and had no issues whatsoever! I loved it!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Came out great! I ended up melting the marshmallows on the stove top (I don't own a microwave) and it turned out great. I didn't measure the sugar, I just kept adding it and kneading the dough till it felt the right consistency. It will look like a total disaster before it comes together, just keep mixing and kneading and keep your hand greased or covered in sugar well (I greased my hands then dipped them in powdered sugar, this worked very well). Keep in mind if you buy cheap marshmallows or low quality powder sugar the fondant will taste stale ( I have learned this from making different frosting). This stuff makes excellent fondant roses :)
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use this recipe all the time I use this recipe to make my granddaughters cakes all the time. I cover the cakes and do cut outs. I don't do the figures. I'm just an amateur but my granddaughters have been happy!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks so easy Wow, always wanted to make it. You made it look so easy. Thank you.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the whole recipe before you start Fondant came out perfectly, but I followed the steps in order (1-5) but.... the food coloring step is listed last when it needs to be step 2. So my fondant is white, not colored. Also, if you do a half recipe, the melting of the marshmallows only takes one minute, 90 seconds is too much, haha.
Date published: 2017-08-13
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