Just in time for Christmas — edible candy cane slime that smells and tastes like the real thing!
Candy Cane Slime (Taste Safe Christmas Slime!)
Over the past couple years, we’ve made a LOT of different slime recipes! Since Christmas is on the way and it is finally getting cooler here in Texas, it inspired us to make Candy Cane Slime!
My favorite type of slime to make is edible slime. That way I don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals on little hands or anyone accidentally tasting the slime.
This edible candy cane slime is meant to be tasted! (Or at least be worry-free safe slime for younger children so if they do taste it, you don’t have to call poison control!)
We used one of our favorite edible slime recipes as the base to make our edible candy cane slime. Our NEW recipe smells like candy canes and tastes like the peppermint treat too!
We’ve even included a video tutorial so you can see how we did it! Let’s get started!
Candy Cane Slime Ingredients
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- 2 batches Edible Marshmallow Slime
- 1 drop peppermint oil or 2-3 drops peppermint extract
- Red food coloring
- Green food coloring (optional)
How to Make Edible Candy Cane Slime
To make the process even easier, we created a quick tutorial video to show just how we made our edible candy cane slime. After watching the video, keep reading for full photo step-by-step instructions.
Click on video below to play:
Candy Cane Slime Tips:
- In our video we used food-grade peppermint essential oil, which is more potent than peppermint extract. If using peppermint oil, only 1-2 drops is needed.
- Always make sure your essential oil is food grade before using in this recipe. Otherwise, peppermint extract is good option.
- Even though this candy cane slime is technically edible, it is not meant to be consumed as food. It’s intended to be a safer alternative to glue and borax based slimes.
- Rub coconut oil into hands before playing to help prevent your candy cane slime from sticking.
Candy Cane Slime Instructions
The first thing you’ll want to do is pull up the recipe for our edible marshmallow fluff slime.
We chose this as the base for our peppermint slime because it is white (so we can add food coloring to make it look like a candy cane) and because it is one of our favorite recipes. Marshmallow fluff slime is super-stretchy and soft, so it’s especially fun sensory play!
Once you have the recipe handy, gather enough supplies (listed above) to make two batches.
Make one batch of edible marshmallow slime exactly according to the recipe and set aside.
TIP: When you’re mixing up your marshmallow slime, it looks like you’re adding way too much cornstarch, but I promise you’ll use it all!
Make a second batch, adding 2 drops of peppermint oil and 2 drops of red food coloring to your marshmallow fluff before you add the cornstarch and powdered sugar. Stir in the food coloring completely until you’ve reached your desired shade of red, then add the dry ingredients and continue making the slime according to the recipe.
Now that you have two batches of slime, you can roll them out and twist them together to make a candy cane shape!
Note: As you play, the colors will blend and soften.
If you have a group of kids playing, you can also make a batch using green food coloring and make green candy cane slime too!
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There are three starter slime recipes that form the base for hundreds of awesome slime variations, like this Edible Candy Cane Slime. Once you master these basic recipes, you can make almost anything!
Candy Cane Slime Recipe (Printable Copy)
Edible Candy Cane Slime
- Mixing bowl
- 2 batches Edible marshmallow slime
- 2-3 drops Peppermint extract
- Red food coloring
- Make one batch of edible marshmallow slime exactly according to the recipe and set aside. (see "notes" for marshmallow slime recipe)
- Make a second batch of marshmallow slime, adding 2 drops of peppermint extract and 2 drops of red food coloring to your marshmallow fluff before you add the cornstarch and powdered sugar.
- Stir in the food coloring completely until you've reached your desired shade of red, then add the dry ingredients and continue making the slime according to the recipe.
- Now that you have two batches of slime, you can roll them out and twist them together to make a candy cane shape!
Be sure to pin this edible candy cane slime on Pinterest:
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Slime Making Tips
- We used a silicone baking mat as our play surface for easier clean-up. (Our edible candy cane slime washes right off with soap and water!)
- You can’t really “mess up” making this recipe. If it’s too sticky, simply add more cornstarch. If it’s too thick, add a bit more marshmallow fluff or a bit of water.
- Just a note: while taste-safe, edible slime not a food item and not meant to be eaten in large amounts. Always supervise young children when playing with this edible candy cane slime.
Slime Storage Tips
- Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Heat in microwave for about 10 seconds, add a teaspoon of water and squish to rehydrate for more play time!
- Always wash hands before playing with slime to help keep it clean.
- Since this is a food item, it is perishable; check for signs of mold before reusing.
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Slime Safety Tips
While this marshmallow slime recipe is technically edible, it’s not meant to be consumed as food. Always supervise kids when playing with slime, even taste-safe slime.
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