Lego Smarties Recipe

When I was teaching I would tell other people {and myself} that I went to go see the latest kid movie in order to keep up with current kid events and stay more relate-able to my students .  So when I stopped teaching my excuse stopped, too.  I had no  reason to watch the latest kid movies.  What was a girl to do?!  Watch them anyway, of course.  An added bonus being that I could even see them in the theaters if I took some kids I was babysitting!  Score!

Have some Lego fun with these super simple and kid friendly Lego Smarties!

So when I heard that Tauna was doing a Lego series this month I immediately thought of The Lego Movie.  Then I immediately had to forget that ridiculously catchy theme song.  Then I had to decide what I wanted to make!  There are videos all over the internet of gummy Legos made with jello and I wanted whatever hardware I needed to make that happen!  But I didn’t want to make gummies.

One of my favorite candies, especially at Halloween, is smarties.  So I wanted to experiment with making my own Lego Smarties.  2 bags of powdered sugar and a pound of butter later and I finally nailed it down.  A smartie is crunchy so these need to sit out to dry out and become hard.  I imagine these dry out much much faster when they’re rolled out and cut in thin circles like a for real smartie would be but aside from needing a few extra hours to harden completely these babies are really simple with just 5 ingredients including flavoring and food color.

Have some Lego fun with these super simple and kid friendly Lego Smarties!

There’s no need for the oven on this one and pushing the dough into the molds is the perfect job for little fingers.  I stuck them in the freezer for 30 minutes so they could set up enough for me to poke them out of the molds and then left them in the fridge overnight so they could set all the way through.  You could also leave them covered on the counter overnight but we don’t have AC so our house is exceptionally humid and warm.

The brick mold is a little bit bigger than an actual Lego but I think that’s a good thing because it makes them sturdier.  These would make for great additions to goodie bags for your kiddo’s Lego birthday party or set out in a bowl for the The Lego Movie family viewing party or for a fun neighborhood play date.  

Have some Lego fun with these super simple and kid friendly Lego Smarties!

And aren’t those little men just adorable??  I used three colors and three flavors for these but you could use more or less, whatever floats your boat.  If you have essential oils they definitely make a huge difference in flavor over using an extract.  You can use an extract if you don’t use essential oils {I did for the raspberry ones} but I absolutely recommend them!

Have some Lego fun with these super simple and kid friendly Lego Smarties!

This recipe made 3 full trays of bricks and 2 1/2 trays of men? figures? Lego people?  And the best part?  One of you lucky people will get to take these adorable molds home!  Or, ah, have them sent to your mailbox!  Check below the recipe for your chance to enter the giveaway for these awesome Lego molds AND The Lego Movie!

Have some Lego fun with these super simple and kid friendly Lego Smarties!

Lego Smarties
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick salted butter
  2. 4 cups powdered sugar
  3. 1-2 Tbs heavy cream
  4. Food coloring in desired colors
  5. Essential oils or extracts for desired flavors
Instructions
  1. Add butter to a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until light yellow in color about 5 minutes.
  2. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time mixing completely after each addition.
  3. Add 1 Tbs heavy cream and mix well. At this point the consistency of the dough should be almost like fondant, easy to manipulate but still firmer than frosting. If needed add another Tbs of heavy cream to reach desired consistency.
  4. Separate dough into as many colors and/or flavors as desired and refrigerate add in your desired colors and flavorings. If using essential oils 1-3 drops should be plenty or if you're using extract then add 1/8 of a tsp.
  5. Press dough into molds and freeze for 30 minutes to allow candy to set. Carefully apply even pressure to the candy to pop them out of the molds and allow to set overnight in the refrigerator for best consistency.
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Have some fun with your family with a Lego movie night! We’re giving away the molds for the Lego candies as well as the 2-disc special edition DVD version of The Lego Movie!

Enter below to win. Giveaway ends 7/26/15 at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. 

 

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This post is a part of the 31 day series on Proverbial Homemaker all about teaching with Legos. There are more great tips and resources for you to discover! CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE POSTS IN THE SERIES. You can also find more Bible Lego Challenges at Proverbial Homemaker.

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