Bookworm Brownies After School Snack


  • 6 ounces Wilton Candy Melts (half a bag) in each of the following colors: yellow, orange, bright pink
  • 3/8 cup light corn syrup, divided
  • Sour gummy worms
  • Cornstarch
  • Wilton Sparkle Gel in black


  1. Bake and cool your favorite brownie recipe. Cut into rectangles. Take a piece of paper and scissors and make a pattern for your brownie. You want the paper to cover three sides of each brownie to create a cover.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add 1 color of candy melts. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave for 10 additional seconds and stir until melted. Adding 10 second increments to your bowl if necessary.
  3. Add 1/8 cup corn syrup to the candy melts and stir. The melted candy will begin to harden and almost be dough like. Set onto wax paper to cool.
  4. Repeat with remaining two colors.
  5. When candy clay is cooled, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and let set for a few hours.
  6. When you are ready to wrap your books with their covers, begin by unwrapping one color at a time and kneading it on a surface dusted with corn starch. The clay will be very hard, and you'll wonder if you did it right, but you did. Consider this a bonus arm workout. Knead the clay and it will soften.
  7. Flatten into a pancake shape and place on a cornstarch surface and roll the candy clay to about 1/8" thick.
  8. Use your paper template and the back side of a butter knife to cut out rectangles. Use a turner to pick up the book cover from the table. Dust off the cornstarch. Wrap rectangles around the clay. When finished add your worms.
  9. Hopefully your worms are a little stiff. Use a sharp knife and cutting board to attach your worms to the covers. You'll have to try a few different angles and use a little water to attach the worm to the book. When finished, use black sparkle gel for eyes.
  10. It really depends on the size of your books as to how many this makes. I did not use the edges of my brownie since they were higher than the rest of the pan and I made large books. I had 12 brownies.
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