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.
Start by mixing sugar and corn syrup together in a glass bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Now spray a knife with nonstick spray…
And slide it into your candy, cutting it into 1/2-inch strips.
Lift the strips carefully, they’ll still be fairly hot to the touch!
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.
You’ll have a batch of beautiful icicles in no time at all!
Sprinkle with edible glitter dust. Store in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve.
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.
Let it goooooooo… Let it goooooooooo…
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!