I found this recipe online awhile back, I’m not sure when I got it from, and I finally got around to trying the other day when I was making a carrot cake for my daughter’s therapists. Someone in the office is allergic to nuts, so making carrots from almond paste wasn’t an option. It was SO easy and SO FUN! My girls had SO much fun making shapes with me. Especially my youngest, who thought it was the COOLEST Play Doh ever! (And not to mention the yummiest). This is a great activity to have with your kiddos, either 3 years old, or 63. So go ahead, play with your food!
MARSHMALLOW FONDANT (AND FONDANT CARROTS)
16 ounces white mini-marshmallows
2-5 T water
2 lbs powdered sugar (I only use C and H for best results)
1/2 cup white shortening
Melt marshmallows and 2 T water in a microwavable bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high, stir, then microwave for 30 more seconds, and repeating this until melted. Should take about 2 1/2 minutes total.
Place 3/4 of the powdered sugar into the bowl.
Grease your hands and counter generousely, then dump the bowl onto the counter.
Start kneading like you would bread dough. Keep kneading, it will be messy!
Add in the remaining powdered sugar and continue to knead.
Re-grease your hands and counter when the fondant starts to stick.
If it’s too dry or tearing too easily, add water a half a tablespoon at a time, kneading in well.
You want a smooth elasticy ball that will stretch without tearing.