Candy Carrots … easy peasy!

Are you ready for Easter?  I have one more last-minute Easter idea … Candy Carrots … easy peasy!  Have you tried red licorice dipped in white chocolate or candy coating?  The first time I saw it … first thought was no way!  After I tasted it … yes way!   I was rather surprised.  One word of advice … start with fresh licorice, unless you are one of those people who likes really chewy licorice!

Candy Carrots ... easy peasy by SweetSimpleStuff

I admit that these carrots don’t have a realistic tapered shape … they’re candy … have fun with it!

Candy Carrots by SweetSimpleStuff

To make about 14 carrots, you will need …

  • 7 thick red licorice sticks (such as red vines)
  • 14 strands of green candy grass (such as Twizzlers)(I found it at Target)
  • 12 ounces orange candy coating (such as Wilton)(melted according to package directions)

Twizzlers Red Vines Carrots by SweetSimpleStuff

 

Twizzler Carrot Tops by SweetSimpleStuff

  1. Line a tray with parchment or wax paper.  Use kitchen scissors to cut green candy into 1-1/2″ to 2″ pieces.  Make groups of 3 and pinch together at one end.
  2. Cut red licorice sticks in half.
  3. Make the opening of the licorice larger – Insert the scissors into the open end of a licorice piece and open the scissors to stretch the licorice – this will cause some splitting, which is OK.Orange Candy Coating Carrots by SweetSimpleStuff
  4. Dip the open end of the licorice (about 1-1/2″ or 2″) into the orange candy.  Hint:  don’t pay attention to the photo, dipping a larger portion give you a larger area to hold for step #5!  Insert a group of green candy into the opening and lay on prepared tray.  Chill for a few minutes.
  5. Hold the orange end of the carrot and cover the remaining licorice with orange candy.  Tap off excess candy coating and lay on prepared tray.  Chill for a few minutes. Textured Candy Carrots by SweetSimpleStuff
  6. Drizzle the candy carrots with orange candy coating, just to add texture.  Chill.  Excess candy may be trimmed off with a paring knife.

Candy Coated Licorice Carrots by SweetSimpleStuff

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