Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant

Desserts Frostings and Icings Fondant

This is a very easy (and a little sticky at times) way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes, cookies, or just for your little ones to play with! Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.

Servings per recipe: 10
Calories per serving: 555
Preparation time: 29m
Total cooking time: 8h 30m


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar, divided


  • 1   Place the butter in a shallow bowl, and set aside.
  • 2   Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 30 seconds to 1 minute to start melting the marshmallows. Carefully stir the water and vanilla extract into the hot marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a sticky dough. Reserve 1 cup of powdered sugar for kneading. The dough will be very stiff.
  • 3   Rub your hands thoroughly with butter, and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead, the dough will become workable and pliable. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 4   Form the fondant into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. To use, allow the fondant to come to room temperature, and roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4.7g 7%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Potassium 4mg  
Total Carbohydrates 127.3g 41%
Dietary Fiber 0g  
Protein 0g  
Sugars 115g  
Vitamin A 142IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 2mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 0mg  
Folate 0mcg