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.

Step 1: Supplies


  • 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.

How long does it keep and how do you store it?
<p>I keep it in my tummy... LOL never makes it past consumption...</p>
<p>You store it by either putting it in an airtight container or a zip lock bag and in a dry location. It should keep for a while since there isn't anything that goes bad in it, but the sooner you use it, the better quality it will be. I'd guess at least a week.</p>
<p>So this is how to make edible playdough?!</p>
<p>I think you could think of it as an edible playdough. I think there are a variety of recipes out there :)</p>
<p>all my filling hurt just reading the this!!!</p>
<p>:) It does seem overwhelming, but it is supposed to be flattened and put on a cake rather than just being eaten as is, which makes it a bit less so. (Though I've just eaten it because I can't help myself)</p>
I know a few friends that would toss the cake and only eat the icing, the cake is the excuse. It the icing is chocalote bars cream and butter with extra sugar, they will easily spoon it in w/o the bothersome cake!<br><br>On my not so distant last birthday my kid took a very chocolatey Trader Joes loaf , split it put in TJ's pudding (very close to my recipe :) then topped it with powder sugar. I liked that and oly suggested , next time slice it as normal and plop some pudding on top at service, like a la mode!<br><br>As kids my mom would not make icing, partially as my dad and others would scrape and toss the stuff, partially because it was a waste of very expensive sugar and butter. <br><br><br>But here we need to do more so I suggest.<br><br>take a nice vanilla pound cake, slice pieces, but make one thick one thin. Butter the bottom with thicker pudding and maybe a schmear of SEEDLESS raspberry jam, (I hate seeds in jam, put that on first, then pudding), put on the thin slice as topper and use a fondant with cherry or raspberry jello, now you have filled snack cakes. <br><br>Another Tasty choice would be nutella and raspberry. If you are a hime baker, not assembler make a cherry or peach or strawberry cake then add appropriate centers, of jam, chocolate, nuts. <br><br>Heck how about a snack sized Black Forest cake. To heck with freaking , Cringeees, Twinkies, I mean Twinkie's Bring on the &quot;bricks&quot;<br><br>C'mon, ya know you wanna make them!!!!! <br><br>my teeth still hurt. I put real sugar in my coffee :-)<br>
What can add to make it softer..? It keeps cracking and the textures rips off easily when stretching. It seems so easy what could I possibly done wrong? Lol
<p>You might want to try this instructable to help make your fondant better. </p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Marshmallow-Fondant-1/ </p>
<p>You could use a bit of Crisco shortening. I usually rub it on my hands and massage it in - it makes the fondant a bit more pliable. It might also be that you added too much sugar which makes it too dry.</p>
<p>It probably just has too much powdered sugar. Hmm, you might be able to add in water or melted marshmallows, but I'm not sure if it is very easy to go from dry to soft/flexible. </p>
<p>I make gingerbread houses every Christmas. The traditional rule is, only eatable materials! So I often use fondant for a carpet of snow on the ground and rooftop. Once I kneaded shredded coconut into the 'snow' for a nice texture. Fondant can be formed into all kinds of things for the house, like a snow man or trees. But with this recipe, now I can make snow that's more TASTY! (No point in following the 'only eatable materials rule' and then not eating the house after the holidays!)</p>
<p>Using it with a gingerbread house is a good idea :) I never thought of using it as snow. I did use it to make a <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Graham-Cracker-Gingerbread-House/" target="_blank">tree</a> once when I had some left over from another project :)</p>
I recommend getting marshmallows that you like the taste and texture of. I found store brands are not as good and quite cloying. I use the brand name Jet Puffed (available in my area) which are consistently good quality. Also, if you are really into confectionary, Kingarthutflour.com has a recipe for marshmallows that seems easy to do. I think the stabilizing factor in both marshmallows and Jell-O is gelatin.
King Arthur Flour: Kingarthurtflour.com
this is exciting in the world of potential cake makers everywhere! I personally think the trading buttercreme has met it's match with JELLO! if the fondant is to be blue it should taste of rewarding juicy berry not dull buttercreme! same as orange should be orange &amp; green should be lime! mm mm now I made myself think of a 3D lemon shaped cake with lemon fondant!
<p>A lemon cake with lemon fondant sounds delicious!</p>
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<p>I was so glad to find this recipe after about an hour of digging in the net. I just did a trial run and it went wonderfuly! I have never done any kind of fondant before but always make my own layer cakes and frosting. So I thought I'd try this for my daughters bday this year. I made the small batch to be sure. After reading some comments I wanted to add mine! I used half a cup of powdered sugar total, I made the small batch. Also, I used store brand marshmallow creme. It had no shine to it either, but I didn't need to kneed it long. My mallow jello mix was lumpy at first and I realized when it was done, I forgot the water. But microwaving for five more minutes after mixing, it was smooth as melted marshmallows :) I will post again after I make the birthday cake!</p>
<p>I meant that to say five seconds at a time and I whisked it to get lumps out.. Also I am unable to upload a pic :( will keep trying!</p>
<p>That's all great to hear :) I'm glad you got it to work and marshmallow creme sounds like it would work quite well! Looking forward to seeing the birthday cake!</p>
I've been looking for a tasty fondant as when I get an order for a cake, it's either buttercream or stablized whipped cream frosting. Sometimes, I want to show what I can do with Fondant but almost everyone give a &quot;but fondant is nasty tasting&quot; look. So I'm trying this one. Thank you for the idea.
<p>I think you'll like this one. I've honestly not had normal fondant, but I always hear the same thing about it. But I do know I like this one. As long as you like sugar and jello, this one should work for you :)</p>
I made the green jello fondant for this cake, it taste exactly like the name &quot;jello marshmellow&quot; but not all the jello dissolved tho, maybe I need to grind it next time. Will use again and again.
<p>That looks great! Grinding might help, otherwise you just might need to microwave it more making sure to take breaks to mix it up. If the water gets hot enough, it <em>should</em> dissolve it, but all jello is going to do what it wants :)</p>
<p>I have made mmf using strawberry jello but it didn't completely dissolve and is gritty, did I do something wrong? is it fixable?</p>
<p>It should disolve. Did you add the water, jello and marshmallows and then microwave it? It's the heat and the water that helps it disolve. </p>
<p>no I actually followed a different recipe but same ingredients and I added the jello to the melted marshmallow, then I found this one. </p>
<p>Ah, yeah, you need to mix up everything before you microwave. Then it should dissolve.</p>
<p>ok thanks for the reply, I will have to make a new one.</p>
<p>Does it taste like the jello or does the jello just add color?</p>
<p>It does add taste as well. If you want it stronger, you can add in more jell-o too :)</p>
I going to try this
<p>i just made this without the jello, i had to buy 3 bags of powdered sugar i made enough fondant for 6 cakes lol</p><p>1. blue is the homemade fondant</p><p>2. red is the 1st one ever made with fondant</p>
<p>Those look great! Marshmallow fondant is pretty awesome just on its own :)</p>
<p>im going to try this for my grand daughter birthday she wants frozen and the blue will be just right thank you </p>
<p>Most of the marshmallow recipes that I've made have either butter or shortening in them so I added some to your recipe to make the consistency more like the marshmallow fondant recipes that I've used in the past. I think if I make it again, I'll try heating the water and jello a little first to dissolve the sugar and then adding the marshmallows. This is a fun recipe to add color and flavor. </p>
Had to vary the recipe a little, but over all, a good recipe
<p>can you use this to make regular fondant? Just like not adding the jello</p>
<p>If you make it without jello it will be regular marshmallow fondant. It won't be the same as the fondant you buy in the store. Many people have said store fondant which is considered basic fondant doesn't taste as good, but I have not tried it. Regular marshmallow fondant is good. You can also make it <a target="_blank" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Marshmallow-Fondant/">chocolate flavored</a>. </p>
Do you have to let it sit overnight or can you use it right away?
<p>I've done both. I've read you should let it sit overnight, but I don't always have the time. I do when I can, but I don't feel it is absolutly necessary. Sometimes it helps to just have it sit for a while. When I'm going to make something with it, I usually make the fondant, set it aside, make whatever I want to put it on, then use it.</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>Have anyone ever tried to flavor their marshmallow fondant with Kool-Aid? I've never tried it, but it seems like it would add a lot of flavor without the sweetness.</p>

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