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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 12

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

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
May 11, 2017

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Inspired by Sprinkle Bakes.
  • Thermal gloves are recommended.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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. 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…

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