Marshmallow Fondant (from
Makes 1.5 lbs of fondant
  • 8 ounces miniature marshmallows (4 cups not packed)
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 TBSP water
  • Food coloring and flavored extracts as needed
  1. Sift the confectioners sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Grease everything that will come in contact with marshmallows with Crisco. This includes the bowl you will microwave the marshmallows, the spatula used for mixing, the Kitchenaid mixer bowl, and the dough hook attachment for the mixer.
  3. Microwave the marshmallows and water for 1 minute on high. Then stir in any food coloring or flavors. I usually use 3 Tsp of vanilla extract.
  4. Place the marshmallows in the bowl and add ¾ of the confectioners sugar. Mix on medium speed and keep adding confectioners sugar until the sugar is fully incorporated and the mixture is no longer sticky.
  5. Grease your working surface and hands with Crisco, and kneed the fondant until it is soft and pliable. The fondant should be firm, shiny, and very smooth. Double wrap in plastic wrap and leave on the counter until you are ready to use.
  6. When you are ready to use, grease your hands with Crisco and kneed the fondant until it is soft and pliable again.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at