Jensen's Marshmallow fondant

I kept tweaking the marshmallow fondant recipie until I found something that wouldn’t dry out to quickliy and wasn’t so sweet. The lemon juice helps cut down on the sweetness and the corn syrup helps to give it a little more elasticity. With the addition of flavorings it tasted a little more like buttercrem than marshmallows.

Jensen’s Marshmallow fondant


  • 16 oz. mini marshmallows
  • 3-5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1. Tbsp clear vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp. butter flavor
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • crisco (as needed)


  1. In a large microwavable bowl add marshmallows, water and lemon juice. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until just melted. (do not overheat) Stir in the corn syrup, vanilla, almond extract and butter flavor. Mix powdered sugar into the marshmallow 1-2 cups at a time until it is a kneadable consistancy. Grease your hands and the counter top with crisco and scrape mixture onto the countertop. Continue to add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time and knead after each addition. Add enough powdered sugar until the mixture becomes pliable and firm. Will take about 5-10 min. Form into a ball and wrap so it is airtight. Let rest overnight.

Comments (8)


I tried this out for the first time this spring for my daughter's birthday cake. My mother who usually makes cakes for me broke her wrist in an accident and couldn't do it, so I figured I try to make the cake. It turned out GREAT! I love the tatse and consistency of the MMF. It took a little longer to knead than I expected but the result was well worth it. Thanks!


I tried this out tonight and it was absolutely amazing!! My family typically hates the taste of fondant and this was a hit!!


This took tons more sugar than the recipe called for and I did follow the recipe precisely. I think I'll follow tallyho's lead and not include the water next time. This was the second recipe I've tried and proved to be more work than the first but had I omitted the water it would have been tons easier. The product consistency feels very nice, can't wait to work with it!


I just made this fondant and it was horribly sticky even with 2 lbs of powered sugar ?  I ended up having to add a lot more powered sugar.  Are you sure you were correct on the amts of flavor?  A tablespoon of each was a bit much. Maybe try just a teaspoon of each that way you don't have as much liquid to deal with.  My daughter tasted it and said it was a wonderful flavor.