It has snowed ALL DAY today, the second day of spring...go figure.. SO, I decided to make some marshmallow fondant! I know there are A LOT of people out there, including myself, that do not like the taste of pre-made fondant! That is why I like to make my own marshmallow fondant. It tastes delightful and it works just as well as the store bought stuff! Please leave me a comment below and let me know how yours turns out!!
16 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
2lbs powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
First, you want to put all of your mini marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl. Add 2-3 tbsp of water, and microwave for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Repeat this until all of the marshmallows are melted. BE VERY CAREFUL! Marshmallows get super hot! After the marshmallows have cooled a bit, add in your vanilla and coloring as well if you want to make a full batch of one color. If not, you can add color at the end, which is what I did.
Next, measure out (if necessary) your powdered sugar. Slowly start adding in the sugar to your marshmallows and stir with a spatula. This is a very messy process.. you WILL get marshmallow fluff everywhere! Keep adding in the sugar until the mixture gets too stiff to stir.
Sift some powdered sugar onto your working space and spoon the fondant onto the powdered sugar. Add whatever sugar is left in the bowl on top and knead until firm and not sticky. Keep kneading and stretching, kneading and stretching until you get a nice fondant consistency! And that is about it! I recommend making this at least 24 hours before you plan on using it. Especially if you are making black/red etc. The added time will let the colors mature.
- You DO NOT have to refrigerate this. It is just sugar, so there is nothing perishable, so just leaving it room temp is fine 🙂 I keep mine in a Zip-Lock:)
- Whenever you need to use it again, pop it in the microwave and let it warm up a bit and melt those marshmallows. But again, BE VERY CAREFUL, these things turn into lava.
- If you want to make a batch of all white and color it, all you have to do is take a piece and drop a few drops of food color on the fondant, and knead it in until it is all combined. You can also leave it and have a marbled effect 🙂