Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

This Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a fun no-bake treat! Perfect for dessert tables, parties and gift giving. Only 4 ingredients.

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!

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 BrowniesDIY 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

Have you tried nougat candy?  It’s SO good.  Last Christmas I made a batch of this red & 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!  But if you don’t like black licorice flavour, you can make these with green & purple or orange & purple gumdrops.

Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy

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

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

Nougat Candy Tips & Tricks

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:

  • You can use gumdrops, jujubes or dots to make these.
  • Make sure to use a sharp knife to cut the nougat into squares…a long knife works best.
  • Rub a little butter onto a small piece of parchment paper and use that to pat the sticky mixture into the pan.
  • 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


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (this includes refrigeration time)
  • Yield: 60 pieces 1x

Description

This Easy Halloween Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a fun no-bake treat! Perfect for dessert tables, parties and gift giving. Only 4 ingredients.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 bags white chocolate chips (2 of the 225 gram bags)
  • 2 bags of mini marshmallows (2 of the 250 gram bags)
  • 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

For Nougat Recipe Tips, Tricks and Frequently Asked Questions, visit my post here.

  • Category: candy

Keywords: recipe, nougat, Halloween

More Spooky and Fun Halloween Food Ideas:

Spooky Halloween Food Ideas

More Halloween Ideas to check out:

Make sure to check out all the spooky ideas below…I hope you’ll be inspired to make something.

DIY Potion Bottles with Printable Labels at The Happy Housie
DIY Halloween Prop from $2 Flatware Box at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer
DIY Halloween Centrepiece at House by Hoff
Modern Farmhouse Halloween Entry at Tatertots and Jello
Halloween Nougat Candy at A Pretty Life

DIY Halloween Floral Headband at Two Twenty One
Halloween Mantel with Free Printable at The Handmade Home
Painted Hudson’s Bay Blanket Pumpkins at The Heathered Nest
DIY Halloween Flag at Cassie Bustamante
Poison Apple Pumpkins at All Things With Purpose

Easy DIY Halloween Wreath at Modern Glam
Ghost Rice Krispie Squares at Life is a Party
How to Make a Halloween BOO Sign at My Sweet Savannah
Silly Spider Cookies at She Gave it a Go
Creepy Halloween Wreath at Hallstrom Home

DIY Potions and Magic Halloween Sign at Lolly Jane
Paper Staircase Mice at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Spooky DIY Eyeball Terrarium at Paint Me Pink
DIY Minimalist Halloween Wreath at Lemon Thistle
DIY Salt Dough Garland at Aratari at Home

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    cassie bustamante
    October 9, 2019 at 5:09 AM

    your photos are always SO good! these look amazing and i love the colors for the season!

  • Reply
    Christy James
    October 9, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    These are awesome and almost too pretty to eat! XOXO

  • Reply
    Lolly Jane
    October 9, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    So darn cute!! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Jennifer S. Hadfield
    October 9, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    These are so pretty! I can’t wait to make some! I pinned them to my DIY Halloween board so we can make some!

    xoxo

  • Reply
    Krista
    October 9, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    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.

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      October 10, 2019 at 8:54 AM

      Thank you Krista! I hope you try them! And thank you so much for including me! xo

  • Reply
    Rhonda Hallstrom
    October 10, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    These look so delicious and perfect for a Halloween party!

  • Reply
    heather thibodeau
    October 10, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Jo-Anna your photos are amazing, and this candy looks so darn cute!! Love how it turned out! Happy Halloween!!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      October 10, 2019 at 1:18 PM

      Thank you so much Heather! Happy Halloween to you too!

  • Reply
    April N Hoff
    October 10, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Look SO yummy! They wouldn’t last long in our house!!

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