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Old Fashioned Candy Buttons

Well I cam across this pin on Pinterest, a make your own candy buttons and I just had to try them!!! I don’t know about you, but I loved those candy buttons when I was growing up! I don’t know what it is about eating candy off of paper but it was a favorite.

Icing freshly whisked

Icing freshly whisked

Food Coloring added

Food Coloring added

Yummy Candy Buttons

Yummy Candy Buttons

Oh so many

Oh so many

Fun random colors

Fun random colors

The recipe was adapted from Here, but here is my adjusted recipe πŸ™‚

2 egg whites
1 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 box (1 pound) confectioners’ sugar
ziploc sandwich baggies
food coloring

1) Cut non-toxic computer paper into abut 10-15 strips (about 2 inches wide), you can make them how ever big you would like.

2) Whip together confectioners sugar, egg whites and extract, using a whisk until it is completely mixed and blended

3) Divide β€œicing” into small bowls. Color each bowl different colors.

4)Place the computer sheets onto a cookie sheet (or more), it will make for easier transportation (will most likely be moved because it takes forever to harden!)

5) Pour each color into a sandwich bag and seal (using my icing tip). Then cut a VERY small corner off of each bag.

6) Squeeze a drop of icing at a time onto the paper, it will form nicely into a rounded blob. (You can make the dots however big you want but the bigger the longer it takes to harden).

7) Move the cookie sheets to a cooler place in your house so they can rest and harden (it takes about 2 days to completely harden)

8) After that LONG period of drying & hardening enjoy these little buggers! (they are completely hardened when you can peel them off the paper without them being smushed!)

**I really loved these! The flavor was there and the texture but it did take an awful long time to dry and I am Very impatient!!! It was a nice taste of childhood! πŸ™‚


2 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Candy Buttons

  1. jess… those look so yummy i remember going to the candy store when i was younger and getting those! and when you would eat them you would always get some of the paper to! haha i hope i get to try them some time!

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