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Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

This Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a fun no-bake treat that everyone will love! Made with 4 simple ingredients. Perfect for dessert tables, parties and gift giving.

Today I’m excited to be joining 20 blogger friends as we come together to share some spooky and fun Halloween ideas with you! Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing this Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series. Make sure to check out all of the fun in the links at the bottom of this post!

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

If you missed any of my previous posts as part of this Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series, make sure to check out my Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies, DIY Floral Fall Wreath, a $10, 10 Minute Sunflower Garland, my Pumpkin Patch Vignette, my cozy fall living room and my fall porch. Today I’m sharing a simple 4 ingredient recipe for Halloween Nougat Candy!

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

Spooky and Delicious!

Have you tried nougat candy? It’s SO good. Last Christmas I made a batch of this red and green nougat and it was such a hit that I knew I had to make a special batch for Halloween. And of course with the classic colours of Halloween, orange and black!

Play with spooky colours!

If you don’t like black licorice flavour, you can make these candies with different colour combinations like green and purple, or orange and purple gumdrops. Have fun with them!

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

Trust me, you’ll love these

Beautiful spooky little squares of sweet, soft, chewy deliciousness. I guarantee these will fly off your dessert table faster than a witch flying off on her broom!

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

Aren’t they so pretty? And delicious. They’re definitely both.

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy
Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

marshmallows + white chocolate chips = a chewy and delicious nougat

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

Halloween Nougat Recipe Tips

For tips and tricks on making this nougat, I answer loads of readers questions in this post here…everything from where to buy the candies, how to melt the chocolate and more!  But here are a few tips to get you started:

  • TYPE OF CANDY: You can use gumdrops, jujubes or dots to make these.
  • CHOCOLATE: About the white chocolate chips: Use ONLY real white chocolate chips, DO NOT USE Chipits…Chipits don’t melt.
  • TIPS FOR MIXING THE INGREDIENTS TOGETHER: The ingredients are sticky so it can be a challenge to mix them together, but I promise this nougat is worth the effort! I like to use the double boiler method to melt the butter, chocolate and marshmallows together because it’s a lot more difficult to burn the mixture with the indirect heat. You just have to be patient and keep stirring.
  • TIP! ADDING THE NOUGAT MIXTURE TO THE PAN: The mixture is pretty sticky, so a little trick I use is to lightly grease a small square of parchment paper then use that to spread and pat the mixture down.
  • CUTTING THE NOUGAT: Put the nougat in the fridge for a few hours (overnight is best) to set…it needs to be completely cooled to cut it. Make sure to use a sharp knife to cut the nougat into squares, a long knife works best.
  • STORAGE: Keep this nougat in an airtight container on the counter for up to a weekor more.
  • FREEZING: You can freeze these for up to 2 or 3 weeks. Use parchment paper between the layers and store in an airtight container.
Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

I hope you make these candies and love them!

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Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

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This Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a fun no-bake treat that everyone will love! Made with 4 simple ingredients. Perfect for dessert tables, parties and gift giving.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 60 pieces 1x
  • Category: Candy

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 (225 gram) bags white chocolate chips (DO NOT USE Chipits)
  • 2 (250 gram) bags of mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped orange and black gumdrops (or jujubes)

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8×8 square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the gumdrops into small pieces (1/4 inch), so you end up with 1 1/2 cups.  Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter, white chocolate chips and marshmallows together over indirect heat.  To do this I create a double boiler by putting a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water (making sure that the bowl and pan fit together snug).  This ensures that the mixture doesn’t burn.
  4. Continuously stir the mixture until it is smooth and melted together, making sure not to cook the mixture…the goal is to just melt, not cook.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Let cool for about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the gumdrop pieces.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  9. The mixture will be very sticky, so I use a lightly greased piece of parchment paper to help spread and pat the mixture down into the pan.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting, overnight is best.
  11. Cut into 60 bite sized pieces.  Make sure to use a really sharp knife.
  12. To store the candies, use parchment paper between layers so the candies don’t stick together.

Notes

  • About the white chocolate chips: Use ONLY real white chocolate chips, DO NOT USE Chipits…Chipits don’t melt.
  • For Nougat Recipe Tips, Tricks and Frequently Asked Questions, visit my post here.

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  1. I can’t wait to try them! I am sure they will be a hit in our house. I love that you can make them with different colours for the season. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.