My kids love making slime and we’re working our way through sharing some of our favorite slime recipes. They had a request recently and it was one we hadn’t tried before! They wanted to make edible slime! Yep, they wanted to be able to play with it and then eat it.
This obviously meant we needed to take a different approach and make non-toxic slime. Candy slime became the obvious plan because who doesn’t like candy? Read on to see how we took one of MY favorite candy gummies and turned them into edible slime!
Be sure to leave a comment and tell us what kind of candy slime you would make!
SWEDISH FISH EDIBLE SLIME
There’s just something about Swedish Fish. They can only be in our house once in a while because I will eat the entire bag! But making edible slime was the perfect excuse for picking some up! I might have snuck a few while we worked on this DIY edible slime recipe… maybe.
But anyway, back to the slime recipe. Before we start, there is one thing I want to make very clear about making edible slime out of candy.
This candy slime involves getting the candy very hot. VERY HOT.
This is not a slime for kids to mix together on their own. This slime recipe requires a lot of adult help as you put the edible slime ingredients together. IT’S NOT FOR YOUNG KIDS despite the fact that it’s edible.
I’ll warn you about this again later. It’s that important.
EDIBLE SLIME RECIPE
The great thing about making edible slime is that the ingredient list is very short. If you’ve tried some of our other slime recipes then you know that we like to keep them pretty simple.
For this recipe, we need just two ingredients but they’re very different from our usual slime ingredients.
EDIBLE SLIME INGREDIENTS
- 1 bag of Swedish Fish candy
- Powdered Sugar
Just like most slime recipes, the amounts aren’t set in stone. You’ll have to play with the amount of powdered sugar you need to get the consistency you want for your slime.
HOW TO MAKE EDIBLE SLIME
To start, place about half a bag of Swedish Fish in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the candy on high in 15-second increments until they start to get melty and the shape begins to break down.
You want them to still be gummy when you stir them but melty enough to be able to be mixed together.
WARNING: THE CANDY WILL BE VERY HOT.
Once the Swedish Fish are melty, add powdered sugar into the bowl and stir. The candy slime will start to get lumpy. Continue stirring and folding the powdered sugar into the candy.
Once the mixture has cooled from hot to warm and is a temperature you can hold, begin to knead the candy slime into one piece.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL. If you squeeze the slime with your hands and it isn’t cool, it will burn you. This step is not for kids to do on their own.
If your hands are sticky as you knead it, add more powdered sugar. As you work it, it gets even easier.
Once it’s cooled down, the kids can play with it and then… eat it!
That is the magic of edible slime!
EDIBLE SLIME FAQ
Q: Can you use any gummy candies to make edible slime?
A: You can! We also love this gummy bear edible slime recipe!
Q: How do you make edible slime without cornstarch?
A: Easy! You use powdered sugar! It makes it super sweet but super fun too!
Q: What are the ingredients for edible slime?
A: This recipe uses Swedish Fish and powdered sugar.
Q: How do you store edible slime?
A: If you have any slime leftover (and it doesn’t all get eaten), you can store it in a sealed container for a day or two.
Q: How hard is it to clean up edible slime?
A: This candy slime cleans off surfaces and hands with soap and water.
Edible slime really is a fun option! Just be sure to make it safely and supervise your kids the entire time!
Comment and tell us what kind of edible slime you’d like to see us make next!