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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Homemade Candy Bracelets
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- 3 tsp. cornstarch (or brown rice syrup)
- 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
- 1 Tbsp. nondairy milk
- 1/4 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.
- Serving Size: 1 Bracelet
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: 38g
- Sodium: 7mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 43g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
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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…
I think these look awesome! But I am having trouble finding this natural food coloring. Can you tell me what brand or what kind of natural coloring you used? Thanks!
Anjali (Vegetarian Gastronomy)
brings me back to my childhood days. I will never buy these for my kids from the store, so this is a great recipe to have to make with them! thank you!
Kinda crazy to believe that we used to eat this! The homemade version was enough fun to just make and not necessarily eat (but still good enough to eat for that sugar rush, ha). I just needed to be brought back to the good ol’ days 🙂
These are so cute, Cara! I used to wear candy bracelets all the time as a kid and again during my semi-embarrasing candy raver phase in high school.
Candy raver phase? Oh now Becky…I must see pictures to explain!
Laura @Petite Allergy Treats
Cara, these are just SO cute I don’t even know where to start! I love and appreciate how they are allergy friendly with natural coloring. Best news of all, this batch will probably make 6 bracelets for me since I have a wrist the size of a 5 year old. LOL! (But I really am serious)
A 5 year old? Someone with smaller wrists than I? Well, now I challenge you to a wrist-sizing off! haha. Thank you so much for all your kind words, Laura. I’ll save one of the tighter fitting ones for you and we can wear them together around town 🙂
Nicely done, my friend. I bow down to you!
Homemade candy bracelets have the same effect on me too 🙂
how cool! i would end up biting myself absently nibbling on candy bracelets!
Haha, you and I sound an awful a lot alike in that department Kendy! xo
OMG, these are so cute!!! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.
Awww, thank you so much Bianca! Love that you love them 😉
I remember wearing those and the necklaces and they sure never lasted long. Luckily for me there is no corn in my world but I sure would make those if there was a little girl in my life. Also I think you just dropped those googly eyes so you’d have an excuse to eat more bracelets. Candy jewelry is so perfect in oh so many ways.
Ack, you know me too well Laurel. Now to make the candy tiara for you (sans corn, of course)…
I’m impressed that you think you’ll have any left for trick-or-treaters. I have to hide the vegan candy from myself before Halloween- dangerous!
Yeah I really don’t think so either but I like to play the role of eternal optimist 🙂