Edible Candy Slime (2 Yummy Ways) with Video

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There are a lot of edible slime recipes, but most are “taste safe” and not truly edible beyond a small nibble so we set out to make a Candy Slime that would be not just edible, but also delicious!

Delicious, stretchy 2-ingredient candy slime that you can make two ways! The perfect way to use up leftover candy and have some fun sensory play. This edible slime is stretchy and doesn't make a mess

Edible Starburst Candy Slime

To develop this edible slime recipe, we tried out several different candies to figure out which one had the best results. (All in the name of good science, of course.)

The runner up to our winning slime was this gummy bear slime which was just a bit stickier and thicker – however, it was nice that I didn’t have to use the stove to make the gummy bear slime and it lasted longer than our final slime recipe. (It kept for about a week in a sealed container.)

How to make slime out of gummy bears - an edible slime your kids will love

To make the gummy bear slime, you need:

  • 1 cup gummy bears
  • 2-3 Tablespoons icing sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons cornstarch

Heat the gummy bear slime in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, stir, and reheat as necessary to break down the gummy bear shape.

Knead in your icing sugar and cornstarch in equal amounts, until the gummy bear slime forms a cohesive dough/slime consistency. The more you add, the less sticky the slime will be – but also the more you add the thicker and less stretchy it will be.

For more information on this gummy bear slime, check out our full post on In the Kids’ Kitchen.

Check out this quick video to see how we made our gummy bear slime (keep scrolling to see our candy slime video and grab the free printable recipe):

 

Playing with edible slime is such a treat and safer than traditional borax-based recipes

Now, for our winning edible slime – the perfect candy to use was Starburst!

This candy slime was not sticky at all, and had a texture similar to what I imagine pulling taffy would be like. It wasn’t drippy or slimy, but it did have a wonderful stretch and was a lot of fun to stretch, smoosh, twist and squeeze – and of course, take little bites out of.

I’m actually not at all a Starburst fan so these candies have been hanging around our house since Halloween – up until now, Skittles and Starburst have been safe from consumption in this house, but now that we know that we can make stretchy edible slime from them, well, their time is up!

This slime will harden a bit as it cools – but just microwave for about 10 seconds, knead and it will be stretchy again.

While some readers have said that they have had success microwaving their Starburst candies for this slime, I personally have found that it just doesn’t get soft enough before it starts to burn. It may be my microwave but I can’t recommend that method since it hasn’t been successful for me.

(Our Edible Birthday Cake Slime and Edible Honey Slime can both be prepared using a microwave instead of the oven, if you’d prefer.)

Before we get to the recipe, I had to tell you that it’s finally here! I wrote The (Ultimate) Slime Book oozing with over 50 pages of stretchable, squishy sensory fun – including a year of seasonal slimes, edible slimes and unique ways to play with slime. Click here to get more details.

You can purchase The Slime Book on Amazon, Book Depository, or at your local bookstore!

Here is the full video for how to make Candy Slime – including a small clip of Ella’s honest reaction to it, including the taste!

 

How to make edible Candy Slime for a delicious sensory play experience free from chemicals - borax-free, glue-free slime

Ingredients for Edible Candy Slime

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: if you overdo it on the icing sugar, you may need 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil to loosen the slime back up.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Saucepan
  • Double boiler or glass bowl
  • Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
  • Cutting board

Stretchy and fun edible slime using just 2 ingredients

How to Make Starburst Slime

Count out about 20 candies for a “single serving” of this slime recipe.

What are we going to use Starburst candies to make?

Place a saucepan or double boiler filled with water on the stove over high heat, and allow to come to a boil as you unwrap your candies.

How to make edible slime

When the water is boiling, add the candies to a glass bowl over the boiling water (or to your double boiler) just a few at a time. I found it was easier to get a few starting to melt and then add more in, rather than adding them all at the same time.

How to make candy slime

Once the candies have lost their original shape and are forming a thick dough, continue cooking and stirring for about 2-3 minutes to thin out the mixture, being careful not to burn your candies.

How to make edible candy slime

Fold the melted candies out onto a cutting board with 3 Tablespoons of icing sugar. Allow the Starburst to cool until you can comfortably touch it.

Knead the icing sugar into the melted Starburst until it’s not sticky, adding more as needed.

If you add too much icing sugar, a teaspoon of coconut oil will help loosen up the slime – but your best bet is to not risk adding too much.

Playing with Starburst slime

 

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How to make edible candy slime using Starbursts or Gummy Bears! This super simple 2-ingredient slime recipe is the perfect alternative to glue-based slimes and a great way to use up leftover candy

Grab your free printable for our easy edible candy slime:

Edible Candy Slime (2 Yummy Ways)

Edible Candy Slime (2 Yummy Ways)

Ingredients

  • 20 Starburst candies
  • 3-5 Tablespoons icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Count out about 20 candies for a "single serving" of this slime recipe.
  2. Place a saucepan or double boiler filled with water on the stove over high heat, and allow to come to a boil as you unwrap your candies.
  3. When the water is boiling, add the candies to a glass bowl over the boiling water (or to your double boiler) just a few at a time. I found it was easier to get a few starting to melt and then add more in, rather than adding them all at the same time.
  4. Once the candies have lost their original shape and are forming a thick dough, continue cooking and stirring for about 2-3 minutes to thin out the mixture, being careful not to burn your candies.
  5. Fold the melted candies out onto a cutting board with 3 Tablespoons of icing sugar. Allow the Starburst to cool until you can comfortably touch it.
  6. Knead the icing sugar into the melted Starburst until it's not sticky, adding more as needed.

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This edible candy slime recipe was so fun to make and play with – be sure to let us know if you try it, or if you have success with another edible slime recipe! My friend Stacey has this awesome Edible Silly Putty on her site.

For more fun slime recipes, check out:

An easy 2-ingredient candy slime that you can actually eat! Needless to say, this safe edible slime is borax-free How to make edible candy slime using Starbursts or Gummy Bears! This super simple 2-ingredient slime recipe is the perfect alternative to glue-based slimes and a great way to use up leftover candy Delicious, stretchy 2-ingredient candy slime that you can make two ways! The perfect way to use up leftover candy and have some fun sensory play. This edible slime is stretchy and doesn't make a mess Yummy 2-ingredient Candy Slime recipe that you can actually eat! Edible slime is a safer option when you have younger siblings in the house or sensitive skin issues that get irritated by borax or liquid starch. (Needless to say this is borax-free slime.) An easy 2-ingredient candy slime that you can actually eat! Needless to say, this safe edible slime is borax-free  Yummy 2-ingredient Candy Slime recipe that you can actually eat! Edible slime is a safer option when you have younger siblings in the house or sensitive skin issues that get irritated by borax or liquid starch. (Needless to say this is borax-free slime.)

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3 Comments

  1. This looks so fun, and the perfect use for those Starburst we still have from Halloween. (Not a big fan of them either, and we actually donated most of them, but the kids begged to keep a few packs.)

    Going to give it a try today.

  2. Could you store this in a sealed container for a number of days? Thinking of having a slime stall at an upcoming fete, would love to sell something like this, but not sure if it hardens once left for a few days?

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