Homemade candy is fun to make and delicious to eat. You can experiment with different shapes, different fillings and flavours.
- 12 tablespoons of icing sugar
- 1 egg white
- Peppermint extract / flavouring
- Green food colouring
Shaping the fruit candies - Put the icing sugar, egg white, 4 drops of peppermint flavoring, 12 drops of green food coloring into a bowl and mix well. You may need o add a little more icing sugar.
Knead the mixture for a few minutes until it forms a ball.
Form the mixture into a sausage shape and slice into disks.
Use your hands to fashion into fruit like shapes. For example, apples, pears, bananas and pineapples.
Let the candy shapes dry on a board. You can stop here and eat the candies as they are, or add chocolate.
Adding chocolate - Melt the chocolate into a small bowl.
Dip the candies into the chocolate until they are halfway covered.
Place the chocolates onto a foil or wax covered trayboard to set.
Finished. The chocolate coated fruit shaped candies are now ready for eating.