Candy Clay Recipe

Candy Clay Recipe

Sometimes it's okay to play with your food! Whether you're looking for a fun activity for the kids or looking to make beautiful edible flowers, we have the recipe for you. Deliciously sweet and tasty, this edible candy clay is a perfect replacement for those who are not fans of traditional fondant. This recipe can be made into any flavor and is particularly yummy as modeling chocolate. Whether you're making decorations for a cake or having fun with the kids, this recipe is perfect for all!
  • Prep5 min
  • Total Time9 hr
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount13 oz.


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  1. Melt Candy Melts candy following package directions. Add corn syrup and stir to blend. Mixture may appear oily.
  2. Turn out mixture onto waxed paper and let set at room temperature to dry. Wrap well and store at room temperature overnight or until needed.
  3. Candy clay handles best if left to set overnight before using.
  4. 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 powder (for cocoa clay) to prevent sticking; roll to approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  5. To Tint: White candy clay may be tinted using Candy Color or Icing Color. Knead in color until well blended.
  6. To Store: Prepared candy clay will last for several weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.


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