Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Marshmellow Fondant

Photo by Madeline L.

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners' sugar, divided
Directions
1.Place the butter in a shallow bowl, and set aside.
2.Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 30 seconds to 1 minute to start melting the marshmallows. Carefully stir the water and vanilla extract into the hot marshmallows, and stir until the mixture is smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar, a cup at a time, until you have a sticky dough. Reserve 1 cup of powdered sugar for kneading. The dough will be very stiff.
3.Rub your hands thoroughly with butter, and begin kneading the sticky dough. As you knead, the dough will become workable and pliable. Turn the dough out onto a working surface dusted with confectioners' sugar and continue kneading until the fondant is smooth and no longer sticky to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.
4.Form the fondant into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. To use, allow the fondant to come to room temperature, and roll it out onto a flat surface dusted with confectioners' sugar.

I just tried this recipe for the first time and am excited to use it again. It was easy and the fondant turned out beautiful. and was very easy to work with. I Used the fondant for the Easter cake pops that I made for an Easter party we had. If any one is interested for the Cake pop recipes (if your not your getting it any ways) I'll tell you right now. All you go is get a cake mix any flavor you want and then a frosting what every flavor you want (No nut flavor though) Cook the cake according to the instructions. Let it cool completely. Crumble the cake in the bowl and mix in with one cup of the frosting. Then you roll the cake in to balls and freeze over night. Done!

Photo by Madeline L.
Then use the fondant to make what ever you want with it!
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1 comment:

Madeline and Family said...

Thanks for this recipe Tara! I am so excited to have it. I think that it will be perfect for anything I need to use regular fondant for. Plus it will be cheaper to make. You're Great!

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