Last week, during a few free hours, I had some fun experimenting in the kitchen and created some sweet treats for Christmas including these completely edible Santa Suit Candy Cups. They can be filled with candies, as pictured, and used as party favors, or they can be filled with anything from chocolate mousse to ice cream for Christmas dessert.
Edible Santa Suit Candy Cups
Before you begin, if you don’t have experience working with confectionery coatings or modeling chocolate, read my detailed Chocolate Making Tips page (here.) If you work with pure chocolate, you can use them here instead of the confectionery coating/candy melts.
melted white confectionery coating
black food coloring
powdered sugar to dust cutting board
Pour candy coating into a cup, filling it to the top. Let it sit at room temperature for 3 minutes. Turn it upside down and allow the candy coating to drip out. Tap the cup a few times to help remove the excess candy coating.
Allow your edible candy cups to come to room temperature before decorating.
Allow your melted white confectionery coating to cool slightly so that it thickens a bit. Use a spatula or knife to frost just the top edge of each candy cup with the white candy coating. You want to create the look of fur. Freeze the cup for 1-2 minutes after adding the fur.
Color some of the white modeling chocolate using the black food coloring. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes before working with it.
Dust a cutting board lightly with powdered sugar. Roll out white modeling chocolate and some black modeling chocolate to 1/16″ thickness. Cut small squares from the white (I used a small square fondant cutter) and long 3/8″ bands from the black using a knife or pizza wheel. Cut a smaller square out from the inside of each small white square creating a buckle.
Lightly brush some white confectionery coating on the back side of a black belt and wrap it around the middle of your candy cup, cutting off any excess modeling chocolate. Lightly brush some candy coating (or corn syrup) on the buckle and attach it to the belt.
Fill with candy to use for party favors or fill them with chocolate mousse, pudding or even ice cream and serve for dessert.
You can store the Edible Santa Suit Candy Cups in an airtight container for several weeks.
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