Candy Clay Recipe



Use this candy clay recipe to make an edible clay. It is suitable for kids above 3 years old up to grandparents. 

Preparation time: 45 minutes


Tools & Materials

  • Measuring cups and spoon
  • Bowl
  • Spatula or knife
  • Paper towels 
  • Baking/ wax paper
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) light corn syrup 
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) soft margarine 
  • 600 g caster sugar/ powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) Salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Flavor (Vanilla extract, etc.)

Steps to make Candy Clay

  • Mix margarine, corn syrup, salt and your choice of flavor in a mixing bowl using hands. 
  • Pour in caster sugar and knead the dough until smooth
  • Continue adding sugar if necessary to make this edible clay more pliable.
  • That's it! your candy clay is ready.


Candy Clay Recipe Tips

  • Separate clay into small portions and add in food coloring to your choice with spatula or knife.
  • Place the colored clay on to baking/wax paper when working with it. 
  • Before placing your creations on a cake or cupcake, make a layer of butter cream frosting and frost your cake first. 
  • Avoid making the clay on a very hot day because the butter will melt and your clay will be sticky.

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