by Sierra of BookYum
Sierra decided to try her hand at creating this Honeydukes candy after finding no real-life models that matched the description in the novels. What makes this peculiar-sounding treat even better is the explosive “snap” and “fizz” experience one enjoys from the addition of the Kool-Aid powder. This definitely makes for a great conversation starter and an amusing addition to any festive menu.
After ensuring all equipment is dry, mix the powdered sugar, Kool-Aid, and baking soda together in a bowl.
Taste the mixture. If a stronger fizz is desired, add more baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until satisfied. Adding too much will lead to a salty, chemical taste.
Carefully melt 4 tablespoons of coconut oil by setting the closed jar in hot water. It should take about 15 seconds to melt, so check often to stir and make sure the oil isn't getting too hot.
Add melted oil to sugar mixture 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition. Only add enough to make sugar the consistency of moldable dough.
Add food coloring as desired. Mix and knead thoroughly.
Roll candy dough into balls of desired size.
Roll balls in a coating of powdered sugar. Place them on wax paper to dry at least 24 hours.
- Coconut oil is solid at temperatures under 76°F. So if you live at temperatures of 76°F or more, the coconut oil is liquid at room temperature.
- If too much oil is added to the sugar, it becomes sticky, or wet, dust with more powdered sugar until it is workable again. It should feel and look almost like Play-Doh.
- Oil colors are recommended because they will not set off a reaction the way water-based colors will. However, water-based will work in a pinch.
- To make marbled candies: Make a few different batches of dough using different types of Kool-Aid/colors. Use some of each type of dough for a marbled effect.