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Strawberry Candy Butterfly Garden


This Easter edible craft will make your kids all a-flutter with excitement! Delicious strawberry candy butterflies adorn this Easter basket.  Include these homemade candies in a centerpiece, or add them as treats inside individual Easter baskets. These sweet butterflies can be wrapped in cellophane or placed in pretty bags for gifts, too.  
Children will love helping to make the scrumptious strawberry candy butterflies as much as they will enjoy eating them. Decorate the butterfly garden with other candies or Easter eggs. Kids can make it all their own. 
Since the recipe makes a generous amount, kids will be able to have lots of taste tests while assembling the garden. This activity and snack is great for school parties, church events, showers and more!  Makes about 50 1-inch butterflies. 

Supplies:

  • 4 cups Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • .125 fluid ounce strawberry flavoring oil or 1 teaspoon strawberry flavoring
  • 1 drop pink food coloring gel
  • 50 lollipop sticks
     

Directions:

  1. Mix together powdered sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and strawberry flavoring. Add a small drop of pink food coloring and mix until well-combined. Add food coloring until you reach the desired color, if needed.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place another piece of parchment paper onto the counter for rolling.
  3. Pour strawberry candy dough onto the piece of parchment paper and knead by hand until smooth and well-combined. Roll the dough using a rolling pin to desired thickness.
  4. Using a butterfly shaped cookie cutter, cut out the shape of the butterfly. Place butterfly cutouts onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place a lollipop stick into the bottom center of the butterfly.
  5. Repeat until butterflies have all been made (this recipe makes about 50 butterflies). 

 

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