Indulge your sweet tooth in a delightful journey of flavor with our Fruity Gumdrop Nougat Candy. This homemade sensation promises a burst of vanilla nougat goodness, harmoniously blended with marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and the playful addition of Dots candy. The best part? No candy thermometer required, and the entire creation is ready in 5 minutes, thanks to the magic of your microwave.
Why You Should Dive into This Culinary Adventure?
No Thermometer Needed: Bid farewell to the fuss of candy thermometers; our recipe simplifies the process for a stress-free cooking experience.
No-Bake Sweet Treat: Revel in the joy of a delectable no-bake dessert that requires minimal effort and time.
Microwave Magic: Harness the power of your microwave to create a luscious treat, showcasing the perfect blend of marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and the delightful Dots candy.
Favorite Candy – Dots: Elevate your candy game with the inclusion of Dots, making this nougat a nostalgic delight for candy lovers.
Refrigerator-Friendly: The candy stores well in the refrigerator, ensuring you can savor the goodness over an extended period.
Light and Airy: Unlike heavy fudges, our nougat promises a light and airy texture, making it a delightful treat for all occasions.
18 ounces white chocolate chips
16 ounces mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups Dots Fruity Candy
How to make
Preparation is Key: Before diving into the cooking process, ensure all ingredients are measured and ready to go. Line your pan with wax or parchment paper and clear some space in the refrigerator for setting.
Microwave Magic Begins: In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and butter. Microwave for 90 seconds, pausing at the 45-second mark to stir the mixture. Continue microwaving for an additional 30 seconds, stirring again at the 15-second mark. The result should be a fluffy, thick, and creamy mixture.
Introducing Dots Candy: Add 2 cups of Dots Fruity Candy to the mixture and blend them in thoroughly.
Spread the Joy: Quickly transfer the nougat mixture onto the lined pan. This step requires agility as the mixture cools rapidly. Use clean, nonstick-sprayed hands to spread and smooth the nougat evenly in the pan.
Chill Time: Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or until the nougat is set.
Preparation is Key: Have all your ingredients ready before starting the process.
Combat Stickiness: If the nougat is sticky when cutting, a brief stint in the freezer (30 minutes) can alleviate the issue. Use nonstick spray on hands and knives for smoother handling.
Play with Colors: Experiment with holiday-colored gumdrops or various types like spice drops, sugar gumdrops, or quartered fruit jellies to customize your nougat.
Sticking Woes: Prevent sticking mishaps by using quality nonstick wax or parchment paper. A light coat of nonstick spray or shortening on the paper can also do wonders.
Storage Wisdom: Keep nougat in an airtight container with parchment paper layers to prevent sticking. For long-term storage, freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container for up to 3 months.