Four lucky Trick-or-Treaters will be getting a very special treat from this house if they get here early enough on Halloween. That is if these homemade candy bracelets last long enough, which let’s be honest, they won’t. Not because I will end up eating them but because I will most likely wear out the string which will inevitable cause all the fun little candies to disperse everywhere.
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It’s what I do. Even with the vegan Googly Eyes I made the other day. You better believe that I made one false move and they ended up covering the entire floor. At least I have pictures and memories…
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- 1¼ c. powdered sugar
- 3 tsp. cornstarch (or brown rice syrup)
- 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp. nondairy milk
- ¼ tsp. strawberry flavoring
- plant-based natural food coloring of choice
- Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Pour in the nondairy milk, corn syrup, and strawberry flavoring and mix together until a very thick paste is formed.
- Divide into 4 bowls and place one small drop of food coloring of choice into each bowl and mix until it is completely colored.
- Pipe each color individually into a Ziploc bag or piping bag and create small circles onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. For this step start slow. Pipe one circle and see how much it spreads initially after 1 minute. Design the size of the circles based off what happens. Complete with every color.
- Allow to set for a good 24 hours in a dry spot in your kitchen.
- String together and have some candy bracelet fun.
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Because I have wrists the size of a 7 year old, I was able to make four bracelets from one batch. Each bracelet contains 34 candies so you will have to vary up the number depending on the sizes of the wrists you are placing them on. Regardless, this recipe should yield approximately 150 candies to string along. You will also want to use string that has elasticity in it so once you tie it, you can fit the bracelet onto the wrist.
And one last tip on this recipe: You can easily sub out the corn syrup and use brown rice syrup, from what I hear, is very similar to corn syrup (I know! I’ve yet to try it). The syrups will provide a thick, glossy finish that allows the candy to set nicely and firmly. You can choose to omit the choice to use the corn syrup or even sub brown rice syrup but I have no guarantee that it will still be the same. Also, if you want to take out of the cornstarch, go ahead and use arrowroot instead if you’d like. Above all, enjoy yourself while making these. They’ll make you feel like a kid again…