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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.


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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