The Freshman Cook: Cactus Candy/#BBQWeek

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Today I made what I call “Cactus Candy”! They are simply melted candy melts, poured into a mold and after they are set up, they are decorated.

I thought they’d make a fun dessert to round out the week. My other recipes were Cowboy  Caviar for an appetizer and Southwestern Chicken Skewers as a main dish. Cactus Candy seems like the perfect end to a week of fun!!

Cactus Candy

(Printable recipe at end of page)

1 Cactus Candy Mold

1 bag Light Green Candy Melts

1 bag Dark Green Candy Melts

1 bag Pink Candy Melts

Dark Green Sprinkles

Light Green Sprinkles

4 Mini Flower Pots

a few small Styrofoam Pieces

1-13 ounce package Blond Oreo Thins

Place the cactus cookie cutter on a piece of foil. Place the foil and cutter on a solid piece of wood or plastic. You need it to be sturdy. I used a small and strong plastic cutting board. It has to be able to fit in the freezer. 

Melt the dark green candy melts in a bowl. Follow the directions on the back of the bag for time and power. Once the melts are melted, place the cookie cutter, also know as the mold, on a piece of foil. Pour some of the candy melt into the mold, approx. 1/2 way up the sides. Place three dots of the light green melts on top of the dark green ones. Use a toothpick to swirl the two colors together.

Place a few light and a few dark sprinkles onto the wet surface. These are your cactus needles. Place the mold into the freezer. I left them in for 30 minutes each time, but longer is fine also.  This cactus uses the same colors, just reverse.

Crush the Oreo Thins in a plastic bag. They should be crushed to a fine quality. 

Start building your Cactus Candy.

Tape the bottom inside of the pot to cover the     hole. Melt 6-10 pieces of candy melts. Place some styrofoam in the pot so the candy will have more height.

Pour a spoonful or two of candy melt, on the base to keep the cactus secure. The pots can be placed in the freezer to let the candy melt set up. It takes about 30 minutes. The cactus is secured by the candy melt.

Once the candy melts have secured the candy, pour the crushed cookies into the little pot to cover everything but the cactus.

To eat the cactus, just remove it from the pot.

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