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!
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.)
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.
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):
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.
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.
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!
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
- 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
How to Make Starburst Slime
Count out about 20 candies for a “single serving” of this slime recipe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pin this Yummy 2-ingredient Candy Slime:
Grab your free printable for our easy edible candy slime:
- 20 Starburst candies
- 3-5 Tablespoons icing sugar
- Count out about 20 candies for a "single serving" of this slime recipe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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