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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rolled Marshmallow Fondant is rated
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Rated 5 out of
So fun!Have always wanted to try this...and I used your recipe, and it worked out pretty good for my first try! I will need more practice on techniques but the fondant came out wonderfully! Thanks for this super simple recipe!
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of
Kathy B from
EasyI love working with fondant but not the taste, this tastes great. I added some lemon powder that cut down on the sweetness. The kids loved it and were eating the cuttings as I was trimming it. They enjoyed making the letters and it was really easy to color.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 4 out of
Loved it!This worked great! I didn't have vegetable shortening, so I used butter, and it worked fine. Thank you for this recipe I have already used it twice!