Candy Skulls

Candy Skulls

Ready in 1 hour

During Los dias de los Muertas, or “Days of the Dead” a favorite among the children are the candy skulls. You can make them yourself at home, and they are also great for Halloween parties. You can shape the skulls by hand, or purchase molds to press the candy into.

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2 1/2 cups Sugar
1 large egg; or 2 from small eggs
1 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cornstarch; for powdering surface
1 sprinkles , Colored
1 Food coloring
1 Fine paint brush
1 Colored icing
1 Candy sticks; (optional)

Original recipe makes 10



1. Sift sugar into a large mixing bowl.

2. In another bowl, mix the egg whites, corn syrup and vanilla.

3. Slowly pour the liquid into the powdered sugar. Mix with your hands until a sandy dough forms.

4. Form dough into a ball. At this point you can continue or you can refrigerate dough for later use.

5. Lightly dust surface with cornstarch as well as your hands. Pinch off a heaping tablespoon of dough and shape it into a skull.

6. Press the candy sticks into the bottom of each skull.

7. If you're using them, lightly press colored sprinkles into the soft candy.

8. Let the candy dry overnight.

9. When candy is dry, use the paint brush with food coloring to decorate the skulls. Or you can use frosting (one that will dry hard) with a find tip to decorate them.

10. Hand them out as is, or wrap in a small cellophane bag tied closed with a small ribbon.


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Skull candy =) Yummie photo by Krikri Krikri

I wanna know what this is and the recipe photo by alexsmith-ales alexsmith-ales

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Mine looks strange... but it's really tasty!
LovelyXxZz 1 year ago
Yum I love it it is really good
Jennawynd 2 years ago
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