It feels like forever ago since I posted something! But this week has been very busy with school and work. Luckily I was able to make some time to make some candy dots. I have not had candy dots in years, but as I child I was loved peeling them off the paper and popping them in my mouth. And here is a little secret, all candy dots are is royal icing! I also wanted to make these candy dots thanksgiving themed given thanksgiving is right around the corner. I love thanksgiving! Turkey, gravy, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie, I can’t wait! I think these candy dots would go great with a little goodie bag for kids and even adults. There is also a free printable available for you guys to attach to the top of your candy dots! Click the following link to download the printable:Thanksgiving. The last thing I have to mention is the website where I found the recipe: http://sherisilver.com/2012/05/25/d-i-y-sprinkles/.
|2 cups (4 ounces) confectioner’s sugar (+ more if needed)||1/4 teaspoon flavoring or extract of choice|
|1 Egg Whites||Pinch of salt|
|1 tablespoon warm water (+ more, if needed)||Food coloring|
- Cut desired candy dot papers from computer paper. Parchment paper is too weak to hold your candy. I used the template from the following website: http://whatwillwedotoday.com/2011/07/12/recipe-candy-buttons/. The website has a template with where the dots will go which is super helpful.
- Sift the confectioner’s sugar into a medium bowl. Do not skip this step, as even the tiniest clump of sugar will clog your piping tip.
- In a bowl whisk Egg Whites with water till foamy.
- Whisk in extract and salt.
- Add to sugar and whisk till smooth. The consistency you are looking for is smooth and thick. When you pipe your icing should hold its form. If too liquid, add more powder sugar. If too thick, add more water.
- Divide icing into plates to color with desired food coloring.
- Place icing in Ziploc bags.
- Cut a small corner of the Ziploc bag and pipe dots into your prepared paper.
- Let the dots dry – uncovered, at room temperature – for a full 24 hours.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container
I hope you guys have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family!
“This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah – still good.” Stitch
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