Step 4: Cutting

One the two layers are set-up, place the pan in hot water and carefully loosen sides with a knife.  Turn out onto a slightly damp cutting board (this prevents it from sticking so much).

Keep a bowl of hot water handy.  Plunge the knife into this water between cuts, allow it to be hot and wet as you slice through.  Slice off a side, as shown.  Using a knife or cookie cutter (also plunged into hot water) to cut the candy into pieces.  If uneven, trim them to even them up.

Allow these candies to sit out on a very lightly greased plate for an hour or two to lose their stickiness.  Keep packaged between layers of parchment paper in the refrigerator.  Since the carrot side is completely unsweetened, it should be kept cold.  So if you happen to make two sweet sides, refrigeration is not necessary.
If you replaced the carrot juice with orange juice, do you think that would be enough sugar to stop them going off?
This is so awesome. I was just wondering, though, could you make them using <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Gummies/">cmbooher's homemade gummy recipe</a>?
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I tried to make these over the weekend with my cousin... it didn't go so well. I don't know if we were doing it wrong or used the wrong kind of gelatin, but it clumped up really fast, looked nothing like yours, and smelled as if it were something you'd put in the puking pastilles. We were, however, able to make fever fudge and puking pastilles without any trouble. She put a little too much garlic in and not enough anise, and then over-did the cinnamon and was really lenient on the cayenne, but those two turned out great. We ran out of time before we could get the nosebleed nougat, :( But, something to look forward to. :)
I mention that these should probably be refrigerated due to the lack of preserving component on the carrot side. Yes, they do. I sealed a few in a zip top bag and the carrot side molded within a few days. My husband thought that side might taste better with the mold but he wasn't willing to confirm this. Yuck!
These are so funky! I plan to make some of these Weasely's treat for some friends of mine who are bid fans of the books! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

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