This Easy Valentine’s Day Nougat Candy is an easy no-bake treat that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Perfect for parties and homemade gifts!
This past Christmas season I shared an easy recipe for nougat candy and it was such a big hit…I was thrilled so many of you loved it as much as I did! So I thought I would share this easy recipe once again, but this time with a pretty Valentine’s Day twist.
Sweet, soft and chewy!
We absolutely LOVE these nougat candies…I have to hide them or they’ll disappear in one day! They’re sweet, soft, chewy and so delicious.
Make these in minutes!
Not only are they delicious, but they’re also so simple to make…the whole recipe can come together in just minutes. The hardest part is having the patience while waiting for the candy to set!
Like little stained glass treasures!
And once these candies set, you’ll be happy you took the time to make them. Cutting into the nougat is so satisfying…you’ll soon see how pretty these nougat candies really are…they’re like little stained glass treasures.
Gorgeous! I’m always amazed at how nice the candies show in each bite.
Gift Giving Ideas:
These nougat candies are a great homemade gift! Share them with friends, family, teachers or anyone who needs a little extra love on Valentine’s Day…they would look so lovely all wrapped up in this DIY Conversation Heart Wax Paper Wrapping. Or host a Valentine’s Day Fondue Party and serve these sweet treats for dessert. So many ways to love them.
Tips and Tricks for Making Nougat Candy:
After I made my Easy Christmas Nougat Candy I got a lot of questions about melting the butter, white chocolate chips and marshmallows together. I prefer to use the double boiler method because it’s a lot more difficult to burn the mixture with the indirect heat. A lot of people found this method hard because the mixture is very sticky and takes some time to melt down. I realize that, but I still feel like it’s the better method. You just have to be patient and keep stirring.
Here are some tips:
- Make sure the bowl you are using over your water bath is big enough to hold all the ingredients.
- Put the butter and the chips in the bowl first and get them melting.
- Then add in 1/3 of the marshmallows and get them melting.
- Then the next 1/3 and stir them in, get them melting down.
- Add the remaining marshmallows, stir them in and keep mixing until the mixture is smooth and there are no remaining marshmallows.
- The whole process only takes about 10 minutes or less.
What kind of candy can I use?
I’ve had a lot of questions about the kind of candy to use for this nougat. I use baking gumdrops or jujubes for this candy.
- The gumdrops I use are called Baking Drops. They’re small and don’t have any sugar on the outside of them. The ones I used were these Baking Gums from Bulk Barn. They’re in the baking aisle, and they come in a mix colours. I just sorted out the colours that I want, when I get home.
- I couldn’t find pink gumdrops for this Valentine’s Nougat, so I bought red and pink jujubes and cut them into small pieces. SO I think any kind of jujube would work, you’ll just have to cut them into pieces.
- Some people have used DOTS with success as well.
More Tips for Making Nougat Candy:
- This mixture is STICKY! To get the mixture smooth once it’s in the pan, use a lightly greased piece of parchment paper to help spread and pat the mixture down into the pan.
- Use a sharp knife to cut them into pieces. You can rub a tiny tiny amount of butter on the knife between cuttings to help if you need.
- You can freeze these candies. Layer the cut pieces of nougat between pieces of parchment paper and place in an air tight container, and put them into the freezer. When you’re ready to serve, let them sit for about 1 hour or more after freezing, to bring them to room temperature.
More Fun and Delicious Valentine’s Day Ideas:
Happy Valentine’s Day!