Easy Marshmallow Fondant
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Easy Marshmallow Fondant

  • 5 1
  • 24
  • 30min

This is a very easy way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes and biscuits. Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.

Kiele Briscoe


Serves: 10 

  • 65g butter
  • 500g marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1kg icing sugar, divided


Preparation:29min  ›  Cook:1min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  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 essence into the hot marshmallows and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Slowly mix in the icing 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.
  4. Rub your hands thoroughly with butter and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead the dough will become workable and pliable.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with icing sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch; 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Form the fondant into a ball then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  7. To use: allow the fondant to come to room temperature then roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with icing sugar.

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by sjm775

Best marshmallow fondant recipe I have tried. Rolls nicely, easy to color, and it even tastes good! - 14 Aug 2012

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