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Edible Chalk (to Go with Chalk-Board Cookies)

Edible chalk, for edible chalkboards...what a perfect back to school treat!

August 27th, 2015

Rosie Alyea

Use this colorful candy chalk with these Chalk Board cookies. Or, of course, you can always just snack on them, as you wish. You can play with the colors to easily create many more pieces in an array of hues.
Servings
Makes about 15 2" pieces of chalk
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces (170 g) candy coating in desired color
  • 1 (4 g) jar petal dust or luster in coordinating color
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • Tools:
  • 5 plastic 8 x %-inch cake dowel straws (or jumbo drinking straws, as long as they are sturdy)
  • One 1/2-inch wooden dowel, 12 inches long
Directions
  1. Melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second intervals, stirring with a spatula after each one. Add the petal dust and stir until completely incorporated. (For a more intense color, add more dust.) Pour the candy into a plastic zip-top bag and snip a small hole in one corner. Fill each straw with the candy. Put the straws in the freezer until the candy is set, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the filled straws from the freezer, and using the wooden dowel, push the hardened candy out of the straw. The "chalk" should slide right out. If still too soft, put it back in the freezer for another 3 minutes. Cut each chalk into three even pieces. Dust with confectioners' sugar for a chalky effect, if desired.

  3. The chalk will keep in a plastic zip-top bag in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for up to 8 weeks.

  4. NOTE: If you find the chalk really doesn't want to come out of the straw, use a craft blade (I use X-Acto) to carefully cut the straw down the middle, then remove.

Edible Chalk (to Go with Chalk-Board Cookies)

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