Homemade Colored Candy Dots on Paper – Easily make your own old-fashioned candy buttons for Easter with three simple ingredients.
Easter is right around the corner, and ready or not the Easter Bunny is on her way! Because Easter is so early this year, it seems like the holiday is sneaking up on us— and I, for one, do not want to start planning at the last minute. Been there done, that … one too many times!
Instead, I’m taking great care into what I put in my daughter’s Easter basket as she’s getting older. I want to make sure she has happy holiday memories to look back on, and hopefully pass on to her children. This means I’m not taking the easy way out by stuffing her basket with eggs and store-bought candy.
To make her basket as special as possible, I’ve paid attention to her interests and will be surprising her on Easter morning with Kawaii Easter stuffers and Homemade Candy Dots on Paper!
We were at an old-fashioned country store, and for some reason, these sugary treats stood out to her. I figured they couldn’t be too difficult to make at home and looked for an easy candy button recipe online. I found one with only three ingredients, and made up a test batch with incredible success!
The traditional candy dot colors are pink, blue, and yellow, but I made them pink, blue and green for Easter — you could have an entire rainbow of colored candy dots if you wanted! The color, shape and flavor combinations are endless!
Be sure to print out this free candy dot template on non-toxic paper, or use it on wax paper as a guide 🙂
Homemade Colored Candy Dots on Paper
- 1 Pasteurized Egg White or 1 tbsp Meringue Powder
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- Food Coloring
How to Make Candy Dots on Paper:
1. If you are using meringue powder, use 1 tbsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp water in place of egg white.
2. Whisk egg white until frothy.
3.Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and peaks form.
4. Add vanilla flavoring if desired.
5. Divide equally into as many bowls as you want to color.
6. Add one drop of color at a time to each bowl to achieve the desired color.
7. Beat until the color is uniform.
8. Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.
9. Print template and place under each paper you will be piping on.
10. Clip a tiny tip off of one corner of each bag and pipe dots onto unprinted sheets.
11. Allow candy dots to set for 2 hours before cutting strips apart.
- 1 pasteurized egg white or 1 tbsp meringue powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla or other favored extract optional
- Food coloring
If you are using meringue powder, use 1 tbsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp water in place of egg white.
Whisk egg white until frothy.
Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and peaks form.
Add vanilla or other flavoring if desired.
Divide equally into as many bowls as you want to color.
Add one drop of color at a time to each bowl to achieve the desired color.
Beat until color is uniform.
Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.
Print template and place under wax paper you will be piping onto as you do it.
Clip a very small tip off of one corner of each bag and pipe dots onto unprinted sheets.
Allow candy dots to set for 2 hours before cutting strips apart.
Want to Make Candy Dots on Paper? You might find these useful:
Wilton Meringue PowderMeringue PowderDomino Powdered SugarSimply Organic Pure Vanilla ExtractFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 12 Color Variety KitReynolds Wrap Cut-Rite Wax PaperZiploc Gallon, Quart, Sandwich and Snack Storage Bags – Variety packGeorgia-Pacific Spectrum Standard 92 Multipurpose Paper
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