I still spend less than $6 a batch.
This is the recipie I use and it makes up great everytime.
1 plastic bowl to melt 15oz of mini marshmallows (grease your whole bowl)
1 wood spoon (grease the spoon)
15oz mini marshmallows
2 tbls water
Don't forget to cover everything in a thin layer of shortening!
Zap marshmallows and water in 30 second intervals until all good and melty
2 tsps vanilla extract (or princess extract yummy but only use 1tsp!)
1 tsp butter extract
1 tsp lemon extract
2 tbls karo syrup
2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
Mix all that into your melty marshmallows
Standing Mixer (grease whole bowl)
Bread hook attachment (grease whole hook)
2 lbs powder sugar
Pour your melty marshmallow mixture into the mixing bowl and turn on your mixer to low....... slowly add your powder sugar, not all at once! When you've added most of your powder sugar turn mixer off and give the fondant a little poke, since you've worked with Satin Ice before you know how fondant should feel... for those who don't, it should have a paydough consistancy, if it's still sticky continue to add in a little more powder sugar until it feels right.
Grease your hands and take the fondant out and immediately put it in a zip lock back to rest a couple of hours or overnight. Note: even though you have greased well you are still gonna have some stick to the bowl, but it is minimal.
After it has rested, grease your hands and take out what you need and knead it. I have'nt had any problems with stretchyness