This is a fantastic recipe and is nice and easy to work with….
- 1 lb. mini marshmallows (not the regular ones, they just don’t melt the same)
- 1 kg. icing sugar
- 1/2 cup all vegetable shortening
- 2 tbsp. water
- Put marshmallows and water in a glass bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and go for another 30 seconds. Repeat until all the marshmallows are melted (about 2 – 2 1/2 minutes).
Stir in about 1/4 of the bag of icing sugar to make a dough like consistency
Coat the table you’re working on with most of the shortening and use the rest to coat your hands front and back really well.
Sift some icing sugar over the shortening and turn out the ‘dough’ onto it.
Knead as though it were bread, adding sifted icing sugar all the while until you reach a fondant-like consistency (this will usually take just over 3/4 of the bag of icing sugar, depending on humidity).
Once you are done, coat it in shortening and wrap in plastic tightly and put in a sealed bag to rest for at least 30 minutes, prefereably overnight.
When you’re ready to use it, put it in the microwave in 10 second increments until it’s soft enough to work with.
*Tip: If you’re coloring it all the same color, put the color in with the marshmallows in the microwave – this makes it easier to mix in*