What is it about candy buttons (or candy dots) that kids love so much? Is it the bright colors? The sweet taste? The fun action of pulling your candy off a strip of paper? Whatever the reason for the kid-appeal of this classic favorite, it is actually pretty easy to make them yourself. It's a fun project that the kids can get involved in – no cooking required! You can use your choice of colors to make themed dots for various holidays, match team colors for a sporting event, use school colors for a graduation party or coordinate with birthday party decor.
To make the creation of these candy buttons even easier, we have this handy DIY Candy Buttons Template so that you can place them easily on the page in nice, even rows. Just print it out on your computer HERE and use it as a guide.
DIY Candy Buttons Recipe
If you are using meringue powder, use 1 tbsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp water in place of egg white.
Whisk egg white until frothy.
Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and peaks form.
Add vanilla flavoring if desired.
Divide equally into as many bowls as you want to color.
Add one drop of color at a time to each bowl to achieve desire color.
Beat until color is uniform.
Transfer each color to a zippered sandwich bag.
Print template and place under each paper you will be piping onto as you do it.
Clip a very small tip off of one corner of each bag and pipe dots onto unprinted sheets.
Allow to set for 2 hours before cutting strips apart.