Non-Pareil Candy -- Made in the Microwave

Introduction: Non-Pareil Candy -- Made in the Microwave

About: I’m a self-trained cook, cooking (and blogging about it!) for myself and my husband in our condo. Cue the cozy domesticity!

I love candy, and I love making gifts to give from my kitchen, or just to snack on. Whether you're a kid, or a kid at heart, these easy non-pareils (candy sprinkle covered chocolates) take less than two minutes to make, from pantry to plate.

So, let's getting to making some candy!

Step 1: Only Two Ingredients

There are only two ingredients that you'll need:

  • chocolate wafers (found at a local bulk store or craft store)
  • multi-coloured round candy, sometimes called non-pareils, or hundreds & thousands, or sprinkles

That's all you'll need!

Step 2: Prepping

First, take a microwaveable square pan and line it with parchment paper. Place the chocolate wafers on the parchment paper about 1 inch apart. Zap in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until the chocolate is soft but not gooey or runny.

Step 3: Decorating

Remove pan from microwave and pour non-pareils all over the chocolates. They'll run everywhere but that's ok, because they're in a container; you just want to make sure that they stick to the softened chocolates.

Then place the container in the fridge until set.

Then pop the candy-covered chocolates off the parchment paper and voila! You're done!

You can reuse the leftover sprinkles for your next batch.

Step 4: Voila!

Yes, it really is that easy to make your own candy!

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    2 years ago

    A good idea to make together with kids. Soften chocolates for 60 secs, but at what setting? 60 secs at full power (900-1000W) wil completely melt or even burn the chocolates, I think.

    Margaret van Velthuyzen
    Margaret van Velthuyzen

    Reply 2 years ago

    Great question! I have a 30 sec automatic button on my microwave, so that's what I used, but I would recommend trying the lowest setting for 10 secs at a time until you get a sense of how fast chocolate heats up and melts. If the chocolate gets too soft, put it in the fridge to harden up before trying again. And enjoy!