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Sweet & Stretchy {EDIBLE} Marshmallow Dough

Sweet & Stretchy {EDIBLE} Marshmallow Dough

The really cool thing about marshmallow dough is that other than being soft and smooth and smelling {and tasting!} delicious, it has an incredible amount of stretch.  It can be pulled and pulled and pulled without breaking.  Even when you’re trying very hard!

Though it’s quite a bit firmer and stickier than a regular play dough, it still cuts well with cookie cutters.

One thing to keep in mind is that because marshmallow goo eventually does set, you’re really only guaranteed one day of supple, mouldable dough. 

If you’d like to make your own batch (which you certainly should!), here’s our modified version…
• 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or other high temperature tolerant oil)
• 1 one pound bag of large marshmallows
• 3 – 4 cups of cornstarch
• Food colouring

1. Over medium heat, melt coconut oil in a pot. 
2. Once liquid, add the entire bag of marshmallows.
3. Stir frequently until marshmallows are completely melted.
4. Working quickly, divide the marshmallow mixture into four bowls (approximately 1 cup per bowl) and stir in 3 drops of liquid food colouring into each. 
5. Add 3/4 of a cup of cornstarch to each bowl to start. 
6. Using a spoon, stir vigorously until marshmallow goo and cornstarch begin to come together. 
7. Use your hands to knead in the extra cornflour once the dough is cool enough to handle.  If needed, add an extra 1/4 of cornstarch to each bowl to firm up the dough, however, be careful not to add too much as the dough will become overly hard.


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