Candy Clay Basket
Here's the perfect look for a springtime birthday or Easter design. The Candy Clay Basket features ropes of easy-to-handle candy clay, woven around a lollipop stick frame.
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy (optional)Easy-Add Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy
Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy (optional)Easy-Add Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Dark Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy
Make a full recipe of Candy Clay using White Candy Melts® according to directions. Let candy clay rest in a plastic bag overnight for best results.
Melt White Candy Melts®. Cut twelve 3 in. lengths of Lollipop Sticks; dip sticks into candy and place on waxed paper; refrigerate to set. Pour remaining melted candy into bottom of pan to a depth of 1/4 in. Immediately push lollipop sticks into candy, spacing evenly around edge. Refrigerate until set and unmold. Note: An even number of sticks is essential for the weaving to work out.
Knead candy clay until soft and pliable. Roll out ropes, approximately 24" by 1/2 " diameter. Weave rope around sticks, going in and out; smooth ends together. Repeat as many times as needed to reach the height of the sticks, leaving 1/4" at top exposed.
For top rim, twist two ropes loosely together, add to top edge of basket, pressing into tops of lollipop sticks and securing with melted candy, if necessary.