The Freshman Cook: Candy Buttons!

Do you remember candy buttons? When I was a little girl, I just loved them! Did you? I made some sweet pink and red ones for Valentine’s Day. You can tuck a couple in a little paper pouch for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for your special someone!

 Candy Buttons!

1 1/2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar

1 Egg White

Red Food Coloring-liquid

White Paper cut into 2″x5 1/2″ strips

Beat sugar and egg white until thick and smooth. 

This should take about 5 minutes.

Divide the icing into 2 bowls.

Drop one drop of red food coloring into a bowl.

Stir until icing is pink.

Drop 3 red drops into the other bowl.

Stir until it is completely red.

Cover up the pink icing so it doesn’t dry out.

Use a pastry bag with a #2 tip, and fill the bag with the red color.

Pipe the icing onto the strips of paper in little dots.

Make rows so they look like the original candy buttons.

When the red icing is almost gone,

add the pink to the pastry bag, and continue piping your dots.

The color will flow from red to pink as you pipe.

Let the dots harden over night at room temperature.

A cute, simple, festive Valentine’s Treat!

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