My kids have a blast making these little Essential Oil Candy Creams. They also never can wait for them to finish curing before eating them, though I found that 12 hours of curing time yielded about the same texture as 24 hours. If they like the texture before the time is up that is fine. The candies are for them. 🙂
These candies melt in your mouth and require no cooking. My oldest daughter makes these Candy Creams often and loves making them for all of her friends! For these Candy Creams, you can choose to dye them the colors of your choice and pick flavors of oils that you want as well. For the dye, I recommend you either not let young children help or just make them wear paint clothes or take off their shirt. The colors can correspond if you want or can be totally random. It is just whatever you prefer. We decided to flavor ours with peppermint essential oil, wild orange essential oil, lime essential oil, and grapefruit essential oil. We have images below of the step by step process to help you know what to do.Print
Child-Friendly Essential Oil Candy Creams Recipe
My daughter loves to makes these candy creams because they are so fast, easy and delicious.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 36 - 40 candies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 Egg White
- 2–3 cups Powdered Sugar
- Food Coloring
- Essential Oils (for flavoring)
- Place the egg white in a mixing bowl and beat with a wire whisk until frothy, but not stiff.
- Stir the powdered sugar into the egg white until it is too stiff to stir any longer.
- Add in powdered sugar and mix it with your hands until it is the consistency of a firm dough. You may not use all of the powdered sugar. I only needed about 2 1/2 cups total.
- Divide the dough into four sections and place in small bowls. Add a little bit of food coloring to each bowl, correlating it with the flavors you will be using.
- Pour 2 drops of essential oil into each bowl, correlating it with the food colors you used.
- Mix each bowl of candy dough, essential oil, and food coloring together with your hands.
- Roll the dough into a log shape, fold in half, and roll again, repeating this until the color is evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Add a little more powdered sugar to your hands if it starts to become sticky.
- Divide the dough into sections that are about 1-1/2 teaspoons in volume.
- Roll each piece into a ball and press it down with the tines of a fork.
- Let the candies cure for 12-24 hours.
Keywords: Fast, Easy, Delicious
Here are step-by-step photos of the process:
These Candy Creams are really fun and easy to make. You really should try them. My grandmother made mints like this for my aunt’s wedding reception. That would be kind of fun I think. It’s a good way to get the perfect color and flavors you want without a lot of work. Plus they can be made ahead of time so that’s perfect. The kids could even help make them so that would help a lot with the time you have to spend making them. It would also help the kids feel like they are contributing by helping.
These would also be good for a party of any kind.
Have you ever tried these using a Keto approved sweetener like powdered swerve?
Sorry, but I haven’t. Maybe one of the other readers has?
To keep My grandkids from dyeing their hands, I put each portion of dough in a ziplock bag, add the color, and close it up before they start mixing it. They love watching it change from white to marbled and finally the finished pastel.?
What a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
Isn’t raw egg white kind of iffy? I thought eggs needed to be cooked in order for them to be safe.
Oh, I think that depends who you ask. I eat raw eggs in my mayo. almost every day and have for years and never had a problem, so I think it depends who you ask. I do use pastured eggs though and I think that makes a difference.
Can you use extracts for flavor instead of essential oils? I have both.
I haven’t tried that myself, but it will probably work. I don’t really know anything about extracts.
Great!!, thanks for the recipe…..
Do you know the shelf life???
Funny question. Because my children eat it within a day or less, so I really have no idea. I bet they would last a few weeks though. I usually store any leftovers in the fridge because of the raw egg. The egg is really the only thing you would have to worry about going bad.
Which essential oils do you recommend using ?
My daughter likes peppermint, wild orange and lemon. Have fun and experiment with different flavors. Just make sure they are a brand of essential oils that are safe for internal use.
Do you let them cure in the fridge or out on the counter?
Put them in the fridge to cure because of the egg white.
Is using uncooked egg white safe?
I’ve never had a problem and we eat these and homemade mayo. a lot. Just make sure you use pasteurized eggs to be safe.
You are welcome! I hope your party goes well! My kids love these!
These look so yummy! I will have to make some for my daughter!
interesting. would love to try this recipe. thanks!
These look so delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!
I love to bake, and I’m always looking for GFDF recipes that are awesome for my nephew and s-i-l. The best part about baking for them is that my family then gets to try all the treats and then eats GFDF too!! This one looks crazy simple and I can’t wait to try it 🙂
It’s my daughter’s favorite recipe to make by herself. The only problem is keeping enough powdered sugar in the house!
THese look so good and healthy~ I need to try these!
This looks delicious , i wanna try 🙂
This looks delicious and healthy, thanks for sharing!
Uncooked egg whites, powdered sugar, and essential oils? I don’t think this is very healthy.
I am having a bridal shower for a girl who can only eat gluten free items. these will be great for her.
I think I remember having these as a child. Sort of a soft minty flavour.
Can’t wait to try these with my girls! 🙂