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Homemade Candy Dots conjures up childhood memories of simpler times. These tasty little treats are easy to make, and they're fun to eat...Just like you remember!
Prep Time30 minutes
dry time1 day
Total Time1 day 30 minutes
Course: dessert - candy, homemade candy, No Bake Dessert



  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract or favorite flavor
  • tablespoons meringue powder
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼-½ warm water, depending on consistency needed


  • Blend all the ingredients (starting with ¼ cup warm water), except for the gel color, on low speed.
  • Evenly divide the prepared royal icing into small bowls, depending on how many colors you've chosen to use.
  • Add a small amount of gel food color to each bowl, and stir well to combine. If a darker hue is preferred, add a touch more gel color, and stir.
  • If a thinner consistency is needed, add a touch more warm water, a tiny bit at a time, until you reach the consistency of pancake batter.
  • Add the colored icings to individual piping bags and snip off a small corner for piping.
  • Pipe small dollops of colored icing onto the parchment paper strips, in straight lines, changing colors as desired.
  • *Note- A fingertip wet with water is a good way to tap down any undesirable sharp points after piping.
  • Allow the dots to dry completely (24 hours) at room temperature before eating or serving.