Stock your own Skiving Snackbox using these, heat-inducing Fever Fudge, and some bloody good Nosebleed Nougat.
Step 1: Supplies
Cream cheese, room temperature - 2 oz (measure by weight or use 1/4 of an 8oz box)
Powdered Sugar - 1 lb (you will only need about half of the bag but you may need extra to get the texture right)
Food Color powders, pastes, or gels in yellow, red, and blue
garlic powder - 1/8 teas
anise extract* (this tastes like black licorice) - 1/8 teas
peppermint or other mint extract* - 1/4 teas
*You can use flavor oils traditionally used in candy making but you'll want to taste test to determine the right amount.
Step 2: Coloring and Flavoring
In one container, add yellow and red food coloring. In that same container, add your garlic and anise. Stir until the color is uniform. The color of the final product will be a slightly faded version of what it looks like now. Adjust the color by adding more food coloring, if desired.
In the second container, add red and blue food coloring along with the peppermint extract. Stir until a uniform color is achieved. Adjust the color as before.
Step 3: Mixing
Step 4: Finishing
Brush the top of one of these ropes with a light layer of water and then lay the other rope on top of it. Press together. Roll the double thick rope in parchment paper, giving it a round shape as you go. Place on a tray and put it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden it for slicing.
Slice the candy into uniformly thick pieces. I flattened mine somewhat to get the look I wanted. Lay these piece on a rack to dry. They could take up to several days to harden properly. Before drying, these can also be pushed into candy molds or the disks can be cut with tiny cookie cutters.