Candy Carrots

By Noreen Doll.

Candy Carrots by Crafty Journal

You can make fun candy carrots for favors on your Easter table.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

They are perfect for using with marshmallow bunnies, or dinner rolls in the shape of bunnies.

Making them is like using play dough, so kids can help craft them.

They would make a fun April Fool food, too.


Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

Circus Peanuts

Green Gum Drops

How to Make Candy Carrots.

1. Pick up a circus peanut and warm it a little in your hands.

Then roll it between your hands or on a piece of wax paper to elongate it and flatten out the indentations on it.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

2.  Roll one end thinner and shape it into a rounded point, like the carrot on the right.

3 With a table knife, make lines in the carrot to imitate those in a real carrot.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

4. Using a green gum drop, roll it into an elongated shape.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

5. With a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut the green shape in half the long way, almost all the way to the end, as shown on the left in the photo below.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

Cut each long half into half again, so the gumdrop piece looks like the one on the right in the photo above.

6. Using the tip of a knife, make a hole in the large end of the carrot shaped circus peanut.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

Make the hole large enough and deep enough to insert the closed end of the gumdrop.

7. Gently work the gumdrop into the circus peanut. Because both are a little sticky, they should stay together.

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

8. If the leaf ends of the gumdrop are too sticky, coat them with sugar.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Wow! Your carrots look so realistic. I can see them topping a delicious carrot cake for spring. (I found your fun project at Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Reading Party.)

  2. Thanks! That would be a fun way to use them!

  3. These are too cute! And very realistic too! I found you at the Kids Co-op

  4. What a great idea!! So fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. These are SO cute! My kids are going to love making these! 😉

  6. These are so cute! Visiting from Do Tell Tuesday!

  7. How fun so cute and easy!

  8. Hi! Visiting from the All Things Thursday link party. This is cute and clever! I never would’ve thought of circus peanuts!

  9. These are so cute! I hope you have a happy Easter!

  10. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls

  11. Jann Olson says:

    I love this idea! My hubby actually really loves those circus peanuts. I think these would be so fun for the Easter table. Pinning for next year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. These look so adorable. These would brighten any Easter get together. My kids would love these. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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