My 7 year old son has really turned into quite a chef in our house so over the holidays I wanted some new and interesting no bake recipes for him to experiment with – he made these Creamy Candy Melts almost completely by himself! Believe it or not I originally found the idea on an essential oils website but they are AMAZING and impossible to ruin! I normally prefer chocolate desserts but I am totally addicted to this sweet creamy morsels! They are gluten free and dairy free too! Plus I love that they are small treats for when the kids get a hankering for something sweet.
Creamy Candy Melts Ingredients:
Creamy Candy Melts Directions:
Seriously – you can’t go wrong with this recipe. If my 7 year old can do it on his own you can too!
- Beat one egg with a whisk until it is frothy.
- Stir in powdered sugar until it is too stiff to whisk. (We ended up switching to a spoon about 2 cups in since the mix kept getting stuck in the whisk.)
- When the mixture is too thick to stir use your hands to knead in more powdered sugar. I ended up using almost 3 total cups of powdered sugar.
4. If you want to keep this recipe nice and easy skip over this part about the colors & flavors! We then divided our dough into 4 smaller bowls and added a few drops of food coloring and essential oils for flavoring. NOTE – the mixture gets stiff and hardens quickly so plan to work your colors and flavors into your dough quickly!
5. Once you’ve added any color/flavor that you want roll the dough into tiny 1/2 inch or so balls (there’s no exact here) and press onto parchment paper with a fork.
6. Let sit for 24 hours to harden then store in a sealed bag or container!
We actually made a criss cross pattern with a fork on our dough – they sort of look like sewer caps!
My son got creative after a while and started mixing colors and flavors together for multi-colored creamy melts.
The recipe makes enough creamy melts to cover one large baking sheet.
TIP: I doubled our first batch which I do NOT recommend. I thought I’d save time and double the batch but the dough gets stiff at the end it is tiring to try to work the flavors and colors into stiff dough! I would make one batch, and when finished go back and make another batch.