• Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 21
  • Preparation Time:


Once these vanilla-flavored puffs pop up in a gift basket or on a serving tray, they're bound to become perennial favorites! Recipe from Country Women Mag. They kept the candy easy, too, by making it with cookie cutters, quick icing and chocolate chips


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 pounds white candy coating, melted
  • Red and yellow paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. pan and a 9-in. square pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the sugar, hot water and 1/2 cup corn syrup.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 238 degrees (soft-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the remaining corn syrup.
  • Pour into a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed; gradually add gelatin mixture by tablespoonfuls until well blended.
  • Continue beating until fluffy and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla; mix well. Pour into prepared pans. Let stand, uncovered, overnight.
  • Cut with a flower-shaped cookie cutter coated with cooking spray.
  • Dip flowers in confectioners' sugar, brush off excess.
  • In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt candy coating; cool for 5 minutes.
  • Divide candy coating in half; tint one portion pink and the other yellow.
  • Using an icing knife, cover the flowers with candy coating.
  • Place on waxed paper-lined pans.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips in center of flowers; let dry.

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