Friday, 3 July 2015

How To Make Mini Candy Sausage And Eggs

This isn't technically from my workshop, but I do like playing with food and every now and then I come across something that has results so much in excess of the effort that goes into it I have to share.

These candies are adorkable and easy to make.  I saw a photo once of the same idea and made my own.  Here's how!



Here is what you'll need:

  • White Chocolate
  • Thin straight pretzels
  • Yellow M&Ms (either regular or the somewhat larger peanut butter ones)

The process:
  • Break the white chocolate up into small pieces, put into a bowl, and heat up gently in the microwave about 5 seconds at a time.  Stir it around every 5 seconds so you get a feel for it.  Microwave it just enough that the pieces are getting a little melty but there is still a lot of solid pieces.  Stop microwaving it at this time.
  • Stir constantly, the residual heat will continue to melt the solid parts of the chocolate.  Stir until it's all melted together.  Microwave it another few seconds at a time if you really need to, but keep in mind you don't want to heat it any more than you have to.
  • Put a small dollop on some parchment paper and flatten it a bit.
  • Put a yellow M&M in the melted white chocolate puddle a little off-center.  Put your finger on top of it and give the M&M a little circular rocking motion of a twirl. This will stick some white chocolate to the sides and make it look more like it's a yolk that is attached to the white.

  • Now break two small pieces of pretzel.

  • Lay them on the chocolate.

  • You're done!  

Leave them until they cool (or stick them in the fridge if you're impatient) and enjoy your adorkable little candy sausage & eggs!