Homemade Candy Buttons

We can thank the October issue of Everyday w/ Rachael Ray for this fun one.... candy buttons! These were a big favorite of mine when I was little, so when I saw the recipe I knew they'd be a hit with M1 & M2 as well. My god-daughter was here also & she's a bit older so it was a lot of fun for her too. Exp. since she's actually eaten them before & knew exactly what they were. Super easy & the final product tastes JUST LIKE the originals.
Supplies- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, 1 egg white, food coloring, Ziploc bags, Mixing bowl, Mixer, Scissors & A few sheets of white paper. (I used 8.5 x 11 Printer paper!)
1. Mix together the sugar & egg white until mixture is thick & smooth. (A few minutes.)
2. Divide the sugar mixture into several different bowls. (Divide into as many
different colors you'd like to have.)
3. Add a few drops of food coloring into each bowl & mix well.
4. Spoon the different colored mixtures into individual Ziploc bags.
5. Cut about 12- 2 1/2" wide strips of paper & line them on a hard working surface.
6. Cut the corner of one of the Ziplocs & begin to squeeze the sugar out onto the strips as shown below. (I made about 6 rows of a solid color & then moved on to the next color.)
7. Repeat with the remaining colors until the strips are full and/or the sugar mix is gone.
8. Allow the candy buttons to sit @ least 8 hours or overnight.
(We let them sit overnight & they turned out perfect. Again... EXACTLY like the originals. They even pop off w/o the paper stuck to them for the most part. We did have a few w/ a little paper that M1 wouldn't eat!)
Enjoy! s.b.


  1. I needed this! Some wonderful inspiration! I will be doing this and linking back asap!

  2. we did this the other day. Posted about it today.

  3. What an awesome tutorial! I would love it if you would post to my little linky party!


  4. omg, I have been looking for some fun ideas to make homemade candy and this one is just great! I can't wait to make them! :)

  5. Those little teeth crackers are bad for me right now. I can't wait for my retainers to be removed by my dentist. Laurel, MD has a good dentist, thank goodness. If we didn't, I might as well kiss the plan of making these candy buttons goodbye. All of us have sweet-tooth here in Laurel, MD - Dentists even!