First of all, I admire your hard work in the kitchen.
This is my recipe I got from Mayen from Youtube.com
You will need:
1 pound of either miniature marshmallows or regular sized marshmallows.
2 pounds of confectioners sugar.
1/4 cup of shortening (but not necessary)
Lemon extract and butter extract (not necessary)
First, spray a large microwaveable bowl and utensils the vegetable oil spray.
In a your large sprayed bowl, pour 1 pound of marshmallows.
Add: 3 tablespoons of water.
Microwave 30 seconds and stir, 30 seconds and stir, 30 seconds and stir, 30 seconds and stir. Be careful to not over heat your marshmallows. It will be ruined!
Remember: You want the lumps to melt, but they will melt by stirring. You want the marshmallow soft and pourable. The trick here is to keep stirring.
If you have a kitchenaid mixer, spray it all down with vegetable oil spray. Add your marshmallow mixture.
Add confectioners sugar 1 - 2 cups at a time kneading with the dough hook.
At this point you can added the shortening or extract flavorings if desired. (I have only put suggestions as to flavorings, you can use any desired flavor. Some people use lemon juice. Experiment and see what you like)
Continue adding sugar 1-2 cups at a time, kneading through out.
When all of the sugar has been added, you will need to spray vegetable oil spray onto a counter, and possibly knead some more by hand.
Keep adding confectioners sugar a little at a time, until mmf is no longer sticky. (Pinch it and see if it sticks to your fingers.)
If you do not have a kitchen aid mixer, you will have to stir and knead the mmf by hand. Pour out about 4-5 cups of confectioners sugar onto a clean counter. Pour melted marshmallow mixture into a well (hole created in sugar) fold in the sugar from the sides and continue in this method until all the sugar is folded in. Continue to gently knead by hand.
*spray your mmf with vegetable oil spray, place it in a zipper lock bag and seal. mmf is best used if allowed to set at least 3 hours in refrigerator. Letting it set overnight in the fridge is better.
I hope this helps, any questions please feel free to pm me and I will try to help.
I know it looks difficult but it is not. I was afraid to work with and use this but it is almost as simple as playing with clay!