Candy Buttons

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef GreanEyes

from rachel ray magazine october 2010. like the old school candy buttons you'd pull of of the long white paper strips! :) time is 30 minutes prep time, NOT including standing time. playing with different food colorings is highly encouraged!! i cant wait to add my own flavorings!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • yellow food coloring
  • blue food coloring


  1. cut white paper into 12 2x11in strips. using and electric mixer, beat the confectioners sugar and egg white until thick and smooth about 5 minutes. divide the icing into 2 small bowls. stir in 3 drops of yellow food coloring into one batch and 3 drops of blue food coloring into the other. cover the blue icing with plastic wrap.
  2. arrange the paper strips side by side on a work surface. scrape the yellow icing into a small, resealable plastic bag and snip off a tiny corner. pipe out the icing onto the paper strips in dots, about 1/3 inch apart in even rows of 3. when about a quarter of the yellow icing remains, add approximately the same amount of blue icing to the bag, stirring with a toothpick. continue to pipe green icing dots onto each paper strip. transfer the blue icing to another small, resealable plastic bag and continue piping. let the dots sit at room temperature until hardened, 12 hours or overnight.

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