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  December 10, 2023

Christmas Candy Recipes
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Elf Nibblers Recipe

Recipe: Elf Nibblers Recipe
Category: Christmas Candy Recipes
Student Level: preschool, kindergarten, elementary


3 3/4 C sugar
1 1/2 C light corn syrup
1 C water
2 drops red food coloring
2 drops green food coloring
1/4 t watermelon flavoring, divided
1/2 C confectioner's sugar, divided


  • Spread butter on the bottom of 2 large shallow baking pans and set aside.
  • Put a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Pour the sugar into the saucepan.
  • Pour in the corn syrup and water.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring mixture to a steady boil.
  • Continue boiling without stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees or hard crack stStudent Level.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and place half of the mixture into another pan.
  • Add red food coloring and 1/8 t flavoring to one pan.
  • Add the green food coloring and 1/8 t flavoring in the other pan.
  • Stir both well to combine.
  • Spread the red candy into one pan and the green candy into the other. 
  • Allow the candy to cool.
  • Dust each pan with 1/4 C of confectioner's sugar.
  • Break the candy into bite size pieces and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Serving Size:  2 pounds

So easy to make and so delicious they will be asking for more.  Any type of flavoring will work including peppermint.  Other food coloring will also work to make the candy more festive.

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