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Candy Clay Recipe


Makes: 1 Pound
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Step 1

Melt Candy Melts candy following package directions.

Step 2

Add corn syrup and stir to blend.

Step 3

Turn out mixture onto waxed paper and let set at room temperature to dry.

Step 4

Wrap well and store at room temperature until needed.

Candy clay handles best if hardened overnight.

Step 5

To Use: Candy clay will be very hard at the start; knead a small portion at a time until workable. If candy clay gets too soft, set aside at room temperature or refrigerate briefly. When rolling out candy clay, sprinkle work surface with cornstarch or cocoa (for cocoa clay) to prevent sticking; roll to approximately 1/8 inch thick.

To Tint: White candy clay may be tinted using Candy Color. Knead in color until well blended.

To Store: Prepared candy clay will last for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.

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1/4 cup light corn syrup

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Candy Clay is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works This recipe is for a whole bag of candy melts (12oz). It will be oily when you transfer onto wax and when you saran wrap for storage. It will also be oily when you knead to soften. This is normal at least for me. After softening, resist the urge to over knead as you will need to wait for clay to harden to keep form. Can use powder sugar to help clay from sticking ifpressing or rolling.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No measurements?? I would like to try this recipe as an alternative to fondant or gum paste. However, it's a little difficult to do when you don't give measurements of how much candy melts to how much corn syrup. For that reason I used a different web site and chocolate to make my modeling chocolate. The one I used turned out great. I would like to use candy melts since I usually have them on hand for my cake balls. Telling my to melt candy melts and add corn syrup isn't much a recipe.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Witon Candy Clay The recipe calls for a 12 oz. package of melts but the package size is 10 oz. Please update your recipe to reflect current sizing.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I regularly use this recipe for making figurines for the top of cakes and cupcakes. My latest effort was for a Boy Scout Eagle ceremony. There were three tiers on the cake, and the bottom was a model of a campground with campers in sleeping bags, a camp fire, tents, trees and small animals. The clay was extremely easy to use and I was able to get a great deal of variety in my colors. I find the flavor better than fondant. I have also used it to make Ninjago cake pops for a 7 year old's birthday party. This is one of my go to recipes. You don't have to make the entire bag of melts into candy clay - I find a mix of 1 Tablespoon of Corn Syrup to 3 ounces of candy makes a smaller batch of clay, leaving me matching candy melts for other uses.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is absolutely fantastic! I used the chocolate mint Candy Melts to make a gorgeous chocolate fondant and it tasted delicious!
Date published: 2011-05-14
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