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!
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!
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!
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!
Aren’t they so pretty? And delicious. They’re definitely both.
marshmallows + white chocolate chips = a chewy and delicious nougat
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.
I hope you make these candies and love them!Print
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
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