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Alternative Marshmallow Fondant Recipe

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.

Comments (8)

Used this for the first time last nite. WOW, finally found a marshmallow fondant that works as well as standard fondant!
This is the one that I use all the time and I LOVE it - works so well - rolls nicely, colors evenly. LOVE it!
Loved this!!!! Tasted great and rolled out nicely!! Will def use again!!!
What is Crisco, is there an equivalent i can use in the Uk
Cookeen is the UK equivalent
Just made my first batch and was much easier to make and rolled out a lot better that ones without the crisco.
aha! will try this one. I guess it is safe to use store brand shortening?
I used this for the first time recently as I had it sitting in my favorites forEVER and I have to say, with a little addition of some flavorings this has now become my go-to fondant! It even tasted better than your standard marshmallow fondant. Highly recommended!
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