Alternative Marshmallow Fondant Recipe


  • 16 oz bag marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco plus more more kneading


  1. Melt the marshmallows and water in the microwave. After they melt remove and quickly scrape into your stand mixer.
  2. Add 1/3 cup Crisco and begin mixer on low speed. Add 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 1 cup at a time. Mixture will be very thick. You will only be able to mix for 1-2 minutes. Turn out the mixture onto a surface that has been generously greased with Crisco and 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar put into a pile. Begin kneading the mixture, continuing to add more sugar until the fondant is quite stiff. If it starts to crack or appear crusty, dip your fingers into more Crisco and add another tablespoon or so. I usually do this 4 or 5 times. I knead for about 7-8 minutes. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let rest overnight. I had problems with the MMF tearing and being to dry. By adding the Crisco, it is much more elastic and easier to work with. I did not have to use any cornstarch or additional Crisco to roll out the fondant and it didn’t stick at all.


MomLittr Says... 2009-12-10 04:20:12

Used this for the first time last nite. WOW, finally found a marshmallow fondant that works as well as standard fondant!

CakesbyCase Says... 2010-01-22 17:16:35

This is the one that I use all the time and I LOVE it - works so well - rolls nicely, colors evenly. LOVE it!

rjacobs300 Says... 2010-05-23 12:12:47

Loved this!!!! Tasted great and rolled out nicely!! Will def use again!!!

AprilleD Says... 2010-09-08 08:40:14

What is Crisco, is there an equivalent i can use in the Uk

wiggler Says... 2010-12-10 16:44:15

Cookeen is the UK equivalent

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