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Homemade Jawbreaker

You may find this hard to swallow, but this jawbreaker is a breeze to make!

Ingredients

  • Assorted Skittles

Steps

  1. Microwave 5 Skittles (all the same color) for 30 seconds. Pour onto a lightly greased plastic cutting board. Use the back of a spoon to flatten melted Skittles into a small circle. If too hot, allow to cool for a few more seconds.
  2. Place one non-microwaved Skittle in the center, and wrap warm Skittles around it. Use the palms of your hands to smooth out the ball. Continue this process until you have a large jawbreaker ball. Each time you microwave Skittles, increase the amount by 10 to 20 to wrap around the ball. Play around with color patterns. On the last layer, combine a rainbow of Skittles to give the jawbreaker its signature speckled pattern.
  3. Once jawbreaker is at ideal size, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours. (Hanging the jawbreaker inside the freezer helps the ball to keep its shape.) If jawbreaker seems too soft during the building process, pop into freezer for a few minutes in between color coatings. Crack with a hammer and enjoy the rainbow geode center!