Spread your love with a slug! If your looking for a fun Valentine treat/ Halloween to surprise your kids with or take to a classroom party, give this one a try. These little critters are heart warmingly cute and tasty to boot! Instead of receiving a slimy, slurpy, kiss, your loved ones can get a slimy, slurpy, gift.
NOTE: If your not big on Valentines day keep this one in mind for Halloween, because you can make them in a variety of colors.
WARNING: This recipe requires handling molten HOT candy, so it is an ADULT project. It's intended to be made FOR kids but not WITH kids, just to play it SAFE.
Step 1: Making the Slimy Trails
The clear mucus slug trails are made from an old family sucker recipe.
You will need:
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 package of "Invisible" Kool-aid
OPTIONAL: colored sprinkles (i used tiny hearts)
Before you begin to cook the candy prepare a few baking sheets for the candy by spraying them lightly with a non-stick spray.
Then In a saucepan combine sugar, syrup, and water and bring to a boil on medium heat. While stirring it frequently let it boil until it reaches hard crack stage. (300* on a candy thermometer) I don't have a candy thermometer, but I have done it enough I can usually eyeball it then start testing it. To test it fill a small cup with cold water and drizzle a spoonful of the candy into the water. Scoop it out of the water and examine it's form. It has reached hard crack stage if it makes a very brittle tangled mess of strings. When it has reached this stage pull it off of the heat and quickly stir in your kool-aid packet.
Working quickly, (it hardens fast!) scoop a large spoonful onto the pan and drag it out about 4" this creates your slug trail make about 3 or 4 at a time then go back and add your sprinkles before they begin to cool too much. Then continue this process until you have used all your candy or filled your sheets.
YOU HAVE OFFICIAL BEEN SLIMED!