My recent obsession with Lego was pretty clear in this previous post. Since that first bigger build, I have continued to make things and have also since moved on the next Iron Man set, which I have dubbed “Tony Stark’s Malibu Dream House”-There was a helicopter too, but the house portion is much more interesting. Look how awesome this is?!!? It comes with a Dummy (at the ready with a fire extinguisher), and a drink dispenser (that I think is filled with Tang).
Ok, but as cool as that is, that’s not what this post is about. Rather it’s about how the perfect storm of a Lego mini-figure obsession, and extreme curiosity about those multi-color candy melts I always see in the craft store come together to make an adorable (if not slightly labor intensive) snack.
How to: Makin’ Candy Lego Mini-Figures
- various color candy melts (These all basically taste the same, though the dark ones claim to be “dark cocoa”)
- cheapy paint brushes
- microwave safe bowls
- a silicon mold (like the kind sold for making ice cubes)- obviously I am using a mold that looks like Lego mini-figures, but you can pick what you like.
So, you could do this pretty straight-up easy, melt one color of candy melts, pour into mold, wait, pop out, eat. But that my friends is not what’s happening here. Not when I have the opportunity to make the Lego peeps wear different color pants! Instead I set up all 3 colors so I could layer in the mold and create.
The best hint I can give here is to have patience and make sure these are cool before you pop them out (least you have a headless mini-fig on your conscience). This mold isn’t too deep, and while that makes then easier to pop out, it also means the candy is not overly thick either. So wait for them to be cool…
There you have it. I think it’s safe to say this can be done with any of those silicon ice molds, so get creative. I have seen Star Wars and mustache molds used similarly. Full disclosure- I liked making these more than I liked eating them (Candy Melts are basically white chocolate), but they were gobbled up super quickly at the party I brought them to, so I consider that a success.
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