You need to make this TMNT Candy for the Turtle Fans in your life!
If you’ve seen my cupcake post, you’ll know that I’m kind-of-sort-of obsessed with candy clay. And since making the cupcakes, I’ve picked up 12 bags of Wilton Candy Melts. I know, I know, but they were on SALE so it was worth it! Besides, isn’t that what we do? Stock our pantry? Okay, okay, I know I’m crazy so let’s get to the point.
I’ve been dying to make more candy clay but couldn’t figure out what to make with it. When I heard there was a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) movie coming out, a light bulb went off in my head. I decided I had to make these abstract TMNT Candy Turtles!
Like most candy, this isn’t hard to make, and it looks amazing when you are done! I’m sure if the kids catch you making this, they will certainly want to help! You’ll need some candy melts, a little oil and some candy eyes.
On Friday, June 3rd, the new TMNT movie comes out. Are you going to see it? I might have to take my kids on a rainy summer day to the matinee!
1 package, 12 oz, Green Wilton Candy Melts
1 tablespoon coconut oil or regular vegetable oil
25 pieces of candy melts of each color: red, orange, lavender, royal blue
4 teaspoons light corn syrup, divided
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Melt 1 bag of green candy melts according to package directions. Stir in oil.Pour green melts onto prepared baking sheet and use a flat knife to spread evenly to about 1/4" thick. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until firm.Remove from refrigerator and score the green candy with a sharp knife. Score the candy with the point of the knife and then cut the candy on the lines with the sharp edge of the knife.
- Place wax paper onto a flat surface.
- Melt 25 pieces of one color candy melts in a bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds, stir and then another 10-20 seconds until smooth.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon light corn syrup. Your clay will begin to form and almost be like a dough. Stir well. Place the ball of clay onto the wax paper and let cool and harden, about 20 minutes.
- Repeat with the remaining colors until you have four balls of clay.
- Knead the clay, one color at a time, with your hands. Use a little corn starch if the clay is really sticky. The clay is very hard at first. You may think you've made a mistake, but you did not. Use your muscles and body heat to smooth the clay. Knead it a few times.
- Flatten the clay like a thick pancake in the palms of your hand. Sprinkle your surface with cornstarch and roll the clay to about 1/4" thickness.
- Use the back of a table knife to cut a mask shape into the clay. Remove from the table and round the edges with your fingers if necessary.
- Place onto the candy, gently press to affix, and trim the excess with the back of the table knife.
- Add 2 eyes by pressing into the candy clay, and continue until all colors are used.
You don't have to use oil but it will make the green candy much smoother.