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Jell-O Marshmallow Fondant

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Marshmallow fondant is already awesome, but if you add jello to it you can make it even more delicious while coloring it at the same time!  Jello seems to mix in really well with the powdered sugar and gives good results for taste and look.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Marshmallows
  • 1 lb Powdered Sugar*
  • 3 oz Box of Jello Mix flavor of choice
  • 2 tbs Water (I never measure this but it is about this much)

Helpful Supplies:

  • Silpat Mat (This is the best thing to have when working with marshmallow fondant! So easy to clean it off!)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Microwave

I made only 2oz at a time and then multiplied it for a whole bag of marshmallows, but if you are wondering, here is what I did for each of the colors shown:

  • 2 oz Marshmallows
  • 1/4 lb Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tsp. Jello Mix
  • Little bit of water

*I actually don't measure powdered sugar. I figure it is always going to take what it takes.

Step 2: Initial Mixing

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We are going to start off like normal, but instead of just mixing marshmallows and water, we are going to add in our jello mix.  If the jello has bigger grains, you might want to run it through a food processor.  You want this as fine as powdered sugar so it mixes in well.  Otherwise, it might come out too grainy.

I melt the mix for 50 seconds on half power, take out and stir, melt for 45 seconds on half power, and mix one more time.  If it still isn't melted, throw it in a little longer, but keep an eye on it.  It'll puff up!
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dummy19773 days ago

I've never had a fondant, but the texture looks interesting and I'd like to try...but...but...but..... does it taste (or feel) like a circus peanut?

thormj4 days ago

Kind of related to this -- when I was 8, I wanted a marshmallow frosted chocolate ice cream cake.

It turns out that the marshmallow coating becomes bulletproof when put into the freezer -- my dad had to cut the cake with a crosscut saw (even hacking at it with a cleaver didn't slice it). 4 slices, done. I wonder if Jello would make it a little more easily managed...

Ooo..la..la....nice..

mooseo8 days ago
This is awesome 'cause sometimes marshmallow fondant is a little bland, you know, so it's nice to give it a little sweetness : )

I'll bet my kids will love this... have to give it a try.
Rider Girl8 days ago
Awesome it looks deliciois
kckburk8 days ago

Have you ever tried an instant Jello pudding mix with the marshmallow fondant? I was thinking like banana or chocolate flavor pudding? I like the idea of adding the jello! Also, running the jello through a coffee bean grinder to get it more powdery texture would work great!

IM Bart14 days ago
Gel or paste food coloring will work the best for making the colors more vibrant. Although, you should wear protective gloves (preferably non-latex to avoid allergic reactions) unless you really love the color you are using as it will also dye your skin.

To get around the Jell-O granuals being too large, try "blooming" it in the water for a minute or two. This would become your first step; adding the marshmallows and microwaving it becomes the next step. Make sure the water is towards the warm/hot side so the Jell-O dissolves.

Blooming is the process of dissolving gelatin in warm/hot water so rubbery "clumps" aren't left behind. Sprinkle it over the surface of the water rather than dumping it all in at once. This will allow all the gelatin to contact with the water and dissolve.

Hope this info is helpful. Great instructions!
Kniterly15 days ago

Thanks for the follow :)

Your stuff looks awesome!

I always make my own marshmallow fondant. I will definitely try this. I'm sure the flavors are great! Thanks for sharing!

HollyMann20 days ago

this looks delcious!!! I love marshmallow fondant..this looks even better!

blubyrd5422 days ago

I have been a decorator for years and DO NOT LIKE any of the FONDANT I have tried! I am going to do this and hope it is as good as it sounds. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  blubyrd5422 days ago

Most people I've heard from that hate fondant, like Marshmallow fondant. You of course need to like marshmallows and sugar though :) Hope you enjoy!

Jbszink23 days ago

I've made marshmallow fondant before and, while it tastes much better and is much more affordable than store-bought fondant, it has a shiny-ness to it that I'm not as fond of. Do you find that this jello recipe fondant has a shine, or is it more matte like store-bought fondant? Thanks! neat idea!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Jbszink23 days ago

I haven't noticed the shinyness of the marshmallow fondant really before. It always seems to need to be coated with powdered sugar to stop it from sticking so I feel like that prevents it from being shiny. But I would say that this fondant acts and looks just like normal marshmallow fondant.

Hmmm, I was following a recipe, and that was the result every time. Maybe I wasn't using enough powdered sugar. Thanks!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Jbszink22 days ago

Yeah, I'm not sure, but I know the more you handle it the shinier it is and also if you try to put it in the fridge and then take it out it will get shiny.

s8ntsfan24 days ago

I use powerdered coffee creamers to add flavor to my fondant and wilton paste food coloring. I am gonna try this and the drink mixes next.

xbryyx s8ntsfan23 days ago
So, this intrigues me. Can I get a bit more instruction on that?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  s8ntsfan24 days ago

That sounds tasty! Drink mixes would be great too :)

safena24 days ago

Thank u this is the best!!!!!!!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  safena24 days ago

Thank you! It is so so tasty!

jessyho8620139 months ago
nice job haha
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyho8620136 months ago
Thanks :)
ur welcome Nicole

Jess
Newell_Jalynn6 months ago
wats it taste like?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Newell_Jalynn6 months ago
It will taste like whatever jello you use, but the flavor isn't really strong. You could add more jello for more flavor.
vpurcell7 months ago
I'm not fond of regular fondant - but LOVE the effect! I am SOOOO making this for a special First Christmas cake this year! THANK YOU!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  vpurcell6 months ago
:D Much better than regular fondant!
broccali8 months ago
cool nice job
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  broccali6 months ago
Thanks!
ooh this really makes me want to decorate a cake in fondant!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  RollerScrapper6 months ago
You should! It would taste delicious :)
Pane-Bistecca9 months ago
Oh I have to try this!!! Thank you!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Pane-Bistecca6 months ago
You're welcome :)
The berry blue looked the best too I think!!
I make my own fondant in a very similar way, but never tried adding jello. Sounds yummy and looks great. Home made fondant always taste better I think. I use the food coloring in jars by Wilton. Works great even though the package says not for coloring fondant. :)
Yeah, I haven't found a dye that hasn't worked on marshmallow fondant yet.
deniseto9 months ago
Brilliant! Will this fondant dry hard (like traditional fondant or like those little Valentine heart candies)? I want to put it on cookies and then be able to write on them with food markers. Thanks for sharing this, just in time to plan my holiday baking. It's just awesome!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  deniseto6 months ago
I do not think it dries hard. I usually don't leave it out long enough to tell.
nanaverm9 months ago
Delicious and pretty idea!
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