Carole F Recipe

Candy Sugar Dots (old fashioned)

By Carole F BakersQueen


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Serves:
a lot for little people!
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Carole's Story

I remember these as a little girl..picking them off the papers eating one by one. Something about these little treasures brought me such joy. These are Easy, fun..and another project that can be done with your children or grand children..brings me back to about 1955 when I ate them for the first time..it seems like only yesterday!

Photos are my own.

Ingredients

2 c
confectioner's sugar
5 Tbsp
warm water
2 tsp
meringue powder
1/2 tsp
vanilla (you will add other extracts also, read below)
food coloring
white copy paper & food safe squeeze bottles

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lay copy paper out on a flat surface. Have squeeze bottles handy as well. I used 5 pieces of copy paper and actually could have gotten a 6th sheet filled if I had used all the mixture....decided 5 was enough for me.
2
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 5-6 minutes. *Icing should fall in ribbon-like streams when dipping spoon into bowl and allowing it to fall back off the spoon into the bowl. The ribbon should sit on surface for about 3 seconds before melting back into the mixture. (I mixed it for 6 minutes and it was perfect)
3
Divide icing mixture into 3 small bowls, tint one with yellow, one with blue and one with red food coloring. Each bowl will need two drops of food coloring to get colors as shown in the picture above. I added a small amount of lemon extract to the yellow mixture, small amount of almond extract to the blue, and to the red, which will end up PINK...I added raspberry extract. You want to achieve yellow, pink and blue dots.
4
Now carefully pour mixture into squeeze bottles..if you only have one, then do all that color first, then rinse bottle and add next color.
5
You will want to do one color at a time on the paper leaving spaces for adding other two colors. You want them in rows as shown in my picture..then add the other colors going next to the first color, etc.. (See pictures)
6
Squeeze bottle gently, mixture will be thick enough that as you squeeze only a small dot will drop onto the copy paper..you will get the hang of it as you go. Not complicated..fun actually. As you can see my lines aren't perfect..but do kids care, NO!
7
Once you have finished all the dot candies allow them to set up for at least 6 hours or overnight. This takes time so kids have to be patient for it is not something you can eat right away. Once completely dry and set..cut into long strips as shown. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids


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21 Comments

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Thea Pappalardo Sassy01
Apr 5, 2012
I sure hope you make it, Lynn. It was fun passing the phone around. To be honest, I didn't flavor the dots, except with vanilla. The extracts and oils I have just didn't seem to mesh with the colors. I really don't think the kids (teenagers) will care. Next time I'll fancy them up. Just think...red white & blue for Memorial Day & 4th of July, orange, purple and black for Halloween and red, green and white for Christmas.
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Carole F BakersQueen
Apr 5, 2012
How awesome! I told you/everyone they are fun..glad you got to see it for yourself, and it is easy. I am so glad someone tried this..we love them. Using the raspberry extract was delicious..quite flavorful..lemon was great too..almond, next time I will add more, but still good. You picked the perfect colors for Easter...glad you had fun with them. The best part is when you get to eat them...OH the memories..enjoy!! My family really enjoyed them..but I have to say making them it was just the best feeling knowing how much family will enjoy them...and YES it makes a ton..so cutting it in half is simple and smart! Can't wait to see your pics! :)

So good to talk to you on the phone while in Florida...you gals sure sounded like you were having a really good time. Next year I will be there..I am so sorry I had to miss it. Praying my back cooperates and I will be able to be a part of next years event.. :) You ladies are some great people. Dee kept telling me, Lynn you will really get along well with Thea..she says we have so much in common,guess we will see come next year. ;)
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Thea Pappalardo Sassy01
Apr 5, 2012
Lynn, I made these candy dots today and you're right. It's fun!!! I tinted them in Easter colors..light green, lavender and pink. I'll post a photo tomorrow after I cut them up. Oh, and I cut the recipe in half and it still made a lot...lol
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Carole F BakersQueen
Mar 1, 2012
You all are so welcome, I was so geeked when I found how to make them. Glad you ladies are able to enjoy this as much as I am.... Took me down memory lane. I had a ball making..I loved how they just peel off the paper..these are really good. Nobody believes I made them...

Stormy, Sorry I don't have a recipe for Jujubees..if I find one I will surely pass it along...