February 1, 2013

Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant

When I need to cover an entire cake in dark brown or black, it is useful to start with chocolate fondant and use far less food coloring.

At those times (or anytime you’d like chocolate flavored fondant) I like to use Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant.  As an added bonus, Chocolate MM Fondant tastes a lot like Tootsie Rolls!

Here's a little sneak peek of my Chocolate MM Fondant project.  

Any guesses?

Recipe Notes:
*Chocolate MM Fondant uses the same method as regular MM fondant, click the following for in depth photo tutorials on the making of MM Fondant and how to use it.

Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant
Adapted from Cake Central

1 (16 oz) bag Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows
3 oz dark cocoa candy melts or semi sweet chocolate
3 tbsp light corn syrup
½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
3 ½ - 4 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
Solid vegetable shortening

Place the marshmallows, chocolate, and corn syrup into a microwave safe, glass bowl.  Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well each 30 seconds, until the marshmallows and chocolate are completely melted and smooth (total time will be around 2 ½ minutes).

Generously grease the counter and your hands with shortening.  Stir the cocoa power and 3 ½ cups of confectioner’s sugar in to the melted marshmallow mixture, then turn out onto the greased countertop.  Knead the confectioner’s sugar mixture into the melted marshmallows, adding shortening to your hands, as needed, to prevent sticking.

Continue kneading until the mixture forms a smooth, slightly tacky ball, working in up to an additional cup of confectioner’s sugar, as needed.

Cover the fondant in a layer of shortening and cover tightly in plastic wrap for 15 minutes or until ready to use.  Chocolate MM fondant may be used right away (after a 15 minute resting period) or within a few days. 

Once the Chocolate MM fondant cools, if may harden slightly.  Heat it for up to 10 seconds in the microwave to help with pliability. 


  1. Yum! Fondant is something I'm not brave enough to try...but your stuff always turns out so delicious looking. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  2. Love this recipe. Homemade marshmallow fondant is always so good! Pinned!

  3. I have tried fondant yet but it's something I definitely want to explore for cookie and cake pop decorating. I'm pinning this for when I'm ready!

  4. Just made a double batch! It came out great!! And DELICIOUS!!! Have made reg mm fondant before and this was not any more difficult. I'm glad in tried it!!!

  5. Just made a double batch for a tiered cake. It looks great and tastes DELICIOUS!!

  6. Just finished making this and I’m so happy with the result. The taste is great and the texture feels perfect. It stretches and pulls just like the awful-tasting store-bought stuff! I used baker’s German sweet chocolate in it, and it’s so yummy!


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