Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Edible Candy Terrarium (DIY)
In case you aren't able to find all the ingredients I used, I put together a list of similar items. Amazon was the origin of these images, but you can find similar candy in grocery stores or dollar shops.
You will need:
-Green candy for grass
I used edible Easter grass (on clearance after Easter at Jo Ann's Fabric)
You could also try Sour punch straws, green Big League Chewing gum, or licorice.
Edible Easter Grass
Green Apple Sour Licorice Straws
Sour Apple Big League Chewing Gum
Green Apple Licorice Twists
-Candy that resembles little rocks
I found a tube of candy coated chocolate rocks at Five Below for $2.
Other options are: gummy pebbles, earth toned Jelly Bellies, and chocolate covered raisins.
Chocolate River Rocks
Root Beer Jelly Bellies
Chocolate Covered Raisins
To make your own, you will need:
red chocolate candy melts
I've also seen chocolate mushrooms for sale at World Market and Five Below.
Red chocolate melts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Japanese Candy Mushrooms
You will also need:
-a clear jar or bowl
Begin by crushing the pretzels and placing a layer in your container. Most real terrariums have rocks as the first layer to collect excess water. The pretzels layer will give your treat more detail (and add some crunchiness).