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DIY Icicle Candy

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DIY Icicle Candy
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 12
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DIY Icicle Candy

Twisted until pearly and perfect, these sweet spirals look just like icicles! Quick and easy made-in-the-microwave candy.

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1
teaspoon Betty Crocker™ blue gel food color
3-4 drops peppermint candy oil (optional)
1
tablespoon edible pearl dust, blue

Directions

  • 1 In a large glass bowl, stir together sugar and corn syrup until well mixed. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir, replace plastic wrap, then microwave for 3 minutes more or until mixture turns a very light golden color.
  • 2 Working quickly, stir in food coloring and oil, then pour mixture onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread mixture by moving the baking sheet or with a spatula, until about 1/4-inch thick.
  • 3 Spray a sharp knife with nonstick baking spray. Score the candy sheet into long, thin strips (about 3/4-inch wide). Peel each strip and twist. Be extremely careful—the mixture will be hot! Thermal gloves are recommended. If the mixture begins to harden, you can place the baking sheet of candy into an oven preheated to 185º F.
  • 4 Once all candy has been twisted, sprinkle with edible pearl dust. Allow to cool completely before serving.
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Twisted until pearly and perfect, these sweet spirals look just like icicles!

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Quick and easy made-in-the-microwave candy.

When I discovered the gorgeous, bright blue spirals of Icicle Candy from Sprinkles Bakes I hit the kitch and decided to do some tribute candy making. Because this glorious idea is far too perfect. Especially for someone whose teens are inexplicably addicted to singing Frozen songs at the top of their lungs when we drag the city main.

When I grabbed all of the ingredients for our homemade batch, I was delighted to discover this recipe is 100% microwaveable. It looks like a fancy-schmancy expert thing, but actually calls for just two main ingredients and one bowl!

One glass bowl. Promise me you won’t get clever and try to make your candy in a plastic bowl?

Thank you. You are adorable.

 

diy icicle candy

Start by mixing sugar and corn syrup together in a glass bowl.

 

diy icicle candy

Stir together until you get a nice, pasty mixture. Then cover with plastic wrap and microwave. The original recipe called for microwaving twice with a precise 3 minutes and 15 seconds, but my newer microwave burned the candy with this measurement. So, I suggest a 3-minute microwave time, stir between, then zap for another 3 minutes. You can always add more time at the end, if needed.

You’ll know your candy mixture is ready when it starts to become tinged yellow. This means your sugar is ever-so-slightly starting to burn.

 

diy icicle candy

From here, things move quickly, so make sure you’ve got your workstation ready to go! Start by tinting the mixture with about 1 teaspoon of Betty Crocker™ Blue Gel Food Coloring. Stir until combined.

 

diy icicle candy

The pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Tip the baking sheet back and forth, allowing the mixture to spread into a rectangle that’s about 6 x 8 inches, and about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick.

 

diy icicle candy

Now spray a knife with nonstick spray…

 

diy icicle candy

And slide it into your candy, cutting it into 1/2-inch strips.

 

diy icicle candy

Lift the strips carefully, they’ll still be fairly hot to the touch!

 

diy icicle candy

And twist each strip into long, thin icicles.

As the mixture cools, the candy will crack when you twist it. To keep your mixture melty and give you a little more time for candy making, preheat your oven to 185ºF and place the baking sheet in there while you work on each twist.

 

diy icicle candy

You’ll have a batch of beautiful icicles in no time at all!

 

diy icicle candy

Sprinkle with edible glitter dust. Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve.

 

diy icicle candy

These pretty little candies are party perfect. My teens would tell you the same, but they’re too busy singing at the top of their lungs.

 

diy icicle candy

Let it goooooooo… Let it goooooooooo…

 

diy icicle candy

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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Tips  

Inspired by Sprinkle Bakes.

Thermal gloves are recommended.

Store in an airtight container.

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