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Personalized candy can make for a fun gift, party favor, or just conversation piece.  While this instructable shows how to engrave custom text and images on M&Ms, the same basic technique can be used on a variety of candies.  Feel free to experiment with different types of candy to see how well they take laser engraving.

I made this at TechShop www.techshop.ws

Step 1: Materials and Equipment

Vector drawing software (I used CorelDRAW)
Laser cutter (my TechShop has a Trotec Speedy 300)
3.5" x 3.5" x 1/8" acrylic sheet
Bag of M&Ms

This instructable assumes some basic familiarity with CorelDRAW and a laser cutter.
 
Krayzi992 years ago
that is the coolest thing I've seen n a while! Great work!
J-Five2 years ago
I better not make these because I would eat the M&M's before i started, but COOL!!!!
CandyLV2 years ago
That wooden candy dish is an art piece on its own!
about three years ago I cut (etched) three packets of smarties for a friend at work who wanted to use them to propose to his girlfriend, apparently she ate through nearly one whole pack before she realised they had anything written on them.

i did it in exactly the way you did. its a great instructable.
You could combine this with laser etched Skittles and have a bowl of S&Ms.

Laser etching food is fun, I did some Ginger Snaps, and they were a hit.
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Very cool. I want Instructables Robot M&M's!
rimar20002 years ago
Good idea!
Haha! Sweet! (Literally) Now you don't have to buy the special message M&M's anymore. I bet you could make it stick out even more if you could figure out how to get the gel food coloring in the engravings :)