Christmas Nougat Candy

This no-bake candy was a big hit at my house this Christmas. Comments I heard included:

“Why is this SO GOOD!”

“I can’t stop. It’s ridiculous how good this is!”

“What’s in it, again?”

I got the recipe through Pinterest, from the A Pretty Life in the Suburbs blog, but I had to make some adjustments, since I could not find “Dots” candy, or red and green gumdrops.

So I gambled with Welch’s Fruit Gummies, and it worked great! I would say they were more healthy, but with marshmallows and white chocolate being the other ingredients, I’m not going to pretend!

But they were SO TASTY!

The recipe I used said “easy” which my son has now crossed out on my printed copy, because the melting process was a little challenging. I ended up using a big metal bowl over a dutch oven for the double boiler, since there was so much to melt.

It took a long time to melt together the marshmallows and chocolate, but have faith, because it’s worth it!

Also, cut these into tiny pieces, because it’s just a lot in your mouth if you have too much. It is so, so, so sticky in the melted state! After it sets up and you are cutting it, I used powdered sugar sprinkled on the knife, and between the layers of candy, to keep them from sticking together.

Christmas Nougat Candy

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 bags white chocolate chips (2 of the 225 gram bags)
  • 2 bags of mini marshmallows (2 of the 250 gram bags)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Welch’s Fruit Snacks – I used Berries and Cherries flavor
  1. Prepare an 8×8 square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the fruit gummies in half and quarters.  Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter, white chocolate chips and marshmallows together over indirect heat.  Use a double boiler by putting a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water (making sure that the bowl and pan fit together snug).  This ensures that the mixture doesn’t burn.
  4. Continuously stir the mixture until it is smooth and melted together, making sure not to cook the mixture…the goal is to just melt, not cook.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Let cool for about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the chopped fruit snacks.  Mix well. It will be so thick and gooey.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  9. The mixture will be very sticky, so use a lightly greased piece of parchment paper or a lightly greased spatula to help spread and pat the mixture down into the pan.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting, overnight is best.
  11. Cut into about 60 bite sized pieces.
  12. To display the candies, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together. To store the candies, use parchment paper between layers so the candies don’t stick together.

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