Homemade Marshmallow Fondant

This is the first time that I made the fondant from scratch, and I think that I will be making it from now on. It tastes better (less chalky), was easy to make and is a WHOLE  lot cheaper than buying pre-made fondant from the store.

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Marshmallow Fondant

  • 16 oz of Marshmallows (1 package)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 lbs of confectioners sugar  (Save 1 cup for kneading)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Crisco

Place the Marshmallows in a bowl in the microwave for 1:30 minutes. Take out every 30 seconds and stir.

Stir in vanilla and water.

After mixed throughly, add sugar slowly, one cup at a time.

After sugar is all mixed, dough will be very stiff.  Rub your hands with Crisco and knead dough until it is no longer sticky. If you are planning on adding color your dough, now would be the time to add any dyes.   The recipe makes a large ball, so I usually divide the dough and make a few different colors.

Use extra sugar for dusting to resist the dough sticking to surfaces.

Place in an airtight ziplock bag and refrigerate overnight.

Once you use homemade, you’ll never go back!