Jell-O Marshmallow Fondant

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Introduction: 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.

Step 1: Supplies

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

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!

Step 3: Bring on the Sugar!

Mix in your sugar!  Like I said, I don't measure.  I sift in a handful at a time.  Mix it in the bowl first until it starts to form a ball.  If you leave it along for half a minute and it melts down into the bottom of the bowl, it's not ready.  Once it is mostly solid, pour it out onto your surface (a silpat mat is perfect for this) that has powdered sugar on it.  Carefully knead it while incorporating as much powdered sugar as you need.

I keep going until I can pass it between my hands about 20 times without it sticking to me.  Wrap it up and put it away until you are ready to use it.

Step 4: Use and Enjoy

My Cherry came out kind of tough, but I'm not sure if that means I put in too much powdered sugar or if the Cherry just doesn't work well.  The taste is pretty good, not too strong.  I don't think it would hurt to add in a bit more if you want the flavor more prevalent.

I thought they all tasted great, but Berry Blue was my favorite!

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129 Comments

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QGurlCraft
QGurlCraft

5 months ago

Awesome!

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VirginiaJ5
VirginiaJ5

5 years ago

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.

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VirginiaJ5
VirginiaJ5

Reply 5 years ago

King Arthur Flour: Kingarthurtflour.com

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nytowl520
nytowl520

Reply 6 months ago

I am assuming that t before flour doesn't belong, as it doesn't make any sense. That's not how Arthur is spelled, after all. I will look for KingArthurFlour.com, instead! 😉

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AlissaM8
AlissaM8

3 years ago

So how could I store this if I wanted to make it the night before?

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

I would always either wrap it up good or put it in an airtight container. Then just keep that somewhere dry. I wouldn't recommend putting it in the fridge.

Also, this is just a personal preference, but if you are going to use it the next day, I would recommend not adding all the powdered sugar. Like, leave it a bit sticky as you will be using more powdered sugar when working with it the next day and I think it just helps it avoid getting too dry.

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cakes727
cakes727

3 years ago

So good! I love what you do! Thank you for everything!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you! I love to make sugary sweet things :D

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sslady77575
sslady77575

4 years ago

I love these

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Srb80
Srb80

4 years ago

How do you make black or silver fondant? I hate adding food coloring

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

I'm not sure how to dye it without using food coloring. You could try squid ink for black, but I don't think there is a natural way to get silver, unfortunately.

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Srb80
Srb80

Reply 4 years ago

I looked it up, they said to mix 3 equal parts of grape jello (3-3oz packages) to 1 part orange jello (1-3oz package) to make black....so I will try that...thank you for responding :-)

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 4 years ago

Interesting. Thanks for sharing that. I didn't know you could mix any of the jellos to make black, but the color mix make sense :)

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VirginiaJ5
VirginiaJ5

5 years ago

How long does it keep and how do you store it?

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veronicap24
veronicap24

Reply 5 years ago

did you find out how to store? does it go in the fridge

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mrstan
mrstan

Reply 5 years ago

I keep it in my tummy... LOL never makes it past consumption...

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 5 years ago

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.

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babybayrs
babybayrs

5 years ago

So this is how to make edible playdough?!