Mini Lemon Cup Candies

From NESTLE

Makes 42 candies

 

These darling Mini Lemon Cup Candies have a zesty accent from grated lemon rind, combined with the rich flavor from the NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Premier White Morsels….a sweet dessert to make your spring and summer celebrations sunny and bright.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOSUE Premier White Morsels, divided

2 tablespoons, PLUS 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Rind of 1 lemon, grated

1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

Powdered sugar for kneading

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Yellow decorator sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Melt 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir.

NOTE: Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

Add corn syrup; stir until well combined. Mixture will be a little grainy. Gather up and form a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and let stand for at least 1 hour, or until cool.

2.Place 42 (1-inch) paper liners on baking sheet.

3.Knead mixture, lemon peel, and 1 to 2 drops food coloring on work surface, lightly dusted with powdered sugar, until zest and color are worked through and mixture is smooth. Plastic gloves can be worn to prevent food coloring from dying hands. Shape into forty-two 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly. Place one in each liner.

4.Melt remaining morsels and vegetable oil in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir.

NOTE: Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

Spoon 1/2 measuring teaspoon of melted morsels onto each filling. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, or until firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.

 

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