Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy
Perfect for the holidays, this Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a simple, no-bake dessert. Ideal as a handcrafted present.
Written by Jo-Anna Rooney
Twenty-five minutes for preparation
Time to Refrigerate: Two Hours
2 hours 25 minutes in total
- Two tablespoons of butter
- Two bags of white chocolate chips (225 grams) (AVOID USING Chipits.)
- Two packs of small marshmallows (250 grams)
- 1/2 cup chopped red and green gumdrops (purchase information is provided in the notes section below)
- Line an 8-by-8 square baking dish with parchment paper to prepare it.
- Slice each gumdrop in half. Put aside.
- Over indirect medium heat, melt the butter, white chocolate chips, and marshmallows together. In order to accomplish this, I place a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, creating a double boiler (ensure the bowl and pan fit snugly together). This guarantees that the mixture
- Stir the mixture constantly until it becomes smooth and melted together, being careful not to boil or fry it—melt is the desired consistency. See the post’s advice up above!
- Take off the heat.
- Give it a couple of minutes to cool.
- Add the gumdrops and stir. Blend thoroughly.
- Transfer the blend into the ready pan.
- Since the mixture will be extremely sticky, I spread and pat the mixture into the pan using a piece of parchment paper or wax paper that has been lightly oiled.
- Before chopping, refrigerate for at least two hours—better yet, overnight.
- Cut into 60 pieces that are bite-sized.
- To prevent the candies from sticking together when storing, place parchment paper between the layers.
- Savor this recipe for nougat.
Tips for Recipe:
- A Guide to Crafting Nougat Candies Regarding melting butter, white chocolate chips, and marshmallows together, I’ve been asked a lot of questions.
- Since it’s much harder to burn the mixture with indirect heat, I prefer to utilize the double boiler approach. Since the mixture is sticky and takes a while to melt, many people found this procedure difficult.
- Even though I am aware of that, I believe this is the superior approach. All you need to do is keep stirring and be patient