Posted by WillowWendThis is the easiest fondant recipe I've ever used. The fondant has an elastic-like quality, which makes stretching without tearing very easy. The marshmallow flavor is a favorite, especially with the kids.
- *1-16oz. bag mini marshmallows 2 Tbsp. water - more if necessary 2 lbs. powdered sugar 1/4 c. shortening *NOTE: If you can't find a 16 oz. bag, you can reduce your sugar by approx. 1/4
Combine marshmallows and water. Microwave on high approx. 45 seconds. Mix well. If marshmallows aren't completely melted, return to microwave for 15 seconds. Mix well. Heavily grease your rolling mat with shortening. Pour powdered sugar on mat and make a well in the center. Pour marshmallow mixture into well. Heavily grease your hands and work mixture together. Be careful -- marshmallow mixture may be hot. Knead fondant until smooth - greasing hands as necessary. Wrap fondant in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. If fondant is stiff when ready for use, microwave at 10 second intervals until pliable.