Total TimePrep: 20 min. + standing
- 1/4 cup vanilla frosting
- Liquid food coloring, optional
- 24 candy coating wafers
- 24 jelly beans
- 24 peppermint Life Savers
- 8 feet of ribbon (1/8 inch), cut into 4-inch lengths
- Tint frosting with food coloring if desired. Place a peas-size amount of frosting on the rounded side of each candy wafer; position a jelly bean standing up-right in the frosting. Let stand for 10-20 minutes or until set. Place wafers jelly bean side down on a wire rack with jelly beans between the wires.
- Carefully place another pea-size amount of frosting on the flat side of each candy wafer; position a Life Saver on edge in the frosting. Let stand for at least 1 day to dry. Tie a ribbon through each Life Saver.
Jan 7, 2012
The fix to the icing that seems to be a problem to hold pieces together, can be remedied by using candy wafers melted. Use a small dab to hold jelly bean and then on the other side use a small dab to hold the lifesaver. And the best part is it dries very quickly!
Jun 2, 2011
Well I meant icing made with just icing sugar and water not the container of icing. But this idea with the wafers is very cute.
Jun 2, 2011
I have made these in the past using 2 lifesavers and icing made with just water so it hardens to hold the Jelly beans. They are always a big hit.....
Mar 22, 2010
I attempted this recipe for my daughter's baby shower. The frosting never did "glue" the jelly beans to the chocolate wafers. It was quite a waste of materials that I couldn't use.
Aug 17, 2009
I have since altered this recipe slightly. Instead of putting frosting on the wafers, I have melted down some of the wafers and used that in place of the frosting for "cementing" the life saver and jelly bean to the wafer. It lasts longer and doesn't break down like the frosting does if it gets warm. Lori Vigstol 8/17/09
Jan 23, 2008
Couldn't find jellybeans at the time so substituted gumdrops which worked just as well.