Floating around and inhaling enemies and objects for over 20 years, our little star warrior Kirby first appeared in 1992 and has since become one of Nintendo's most recognizable characters. I mean look, he's a small, pink, adorable squishball! And boy what an eater! Now the tables have turned and you can inhale Kirby. What powers will you gain? Probably the ability to eat more.
1 Cup + 2 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp. Butter, room temperature/softened
1/2 tsp. Cherry or Cotton Candy Flavoring
1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
1 Bag Pink Candy Melts
E-Z Thin Dipping Aid/Paramount Crystals
Several Pieces Bright White Candy Melts
Several Pieces Dark Blue Candy Melts
Several Pieces Red Candy Melts
Dark Pink Food Color Marker
Black Food Color Marker
Tube from a Roll of Paper Towels
Silicone Circle Candy Mold (the one I found on Ebay has 15 compartments)
Waxed or Parchment Paper
Red Candy Wrappers or Small Paper Candy Cups (optional)
1. Filling: In a medium mixing bowl combine the powdered sugar, butter, extract, & cream. Beat until it comes together & then turn the mixer to high speed & beat until it's nice & creamy (if it's sticky, add a little more powdered sugar). Put the dough on a large sheet of plastic wrap & roll it into a log, the circumference of which should be about an 1/8" less than the mold your using. Slide this wrapped log of filling into the paper towel tube & then place it in the fridge to chill for about 45 minutes (the tube helps the filling log keep it's shape on the bottom).
2. Candy Coating: Remove the filling log from the fridge & slice it into about 1/4" thick discs using a sharp knife. In a double boiler or a large glass bowl over a pot of hot water, melt about 1/2 the bag of pink candy melts with about a tablespoon or 2 of E-Z Thin (or paramount crystals) stirred in (the crystals make the melts thinner & more pourable). Spoon a small amount of melt into each mold so that the bottoms are covered about 1/8" thick. Tap the mold to release any air bubbles & to spread the melt evenly (putting the silicone mold on a tray helps with this). Place the mold in the freezer for a few minutes to solidify the melt. Place one disc each into the molds & then spoon more melt over top so it goes down the sides & the filling is completely covered & the top is flat. Tap the mold many time on the counter again to get out the air bubbles & to settle the melt. Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes or more to solidify completely.
* For more Nintendo character gift-able goodies, try my little Pikmin Cherry Treats! *