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This Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) candy sugar skull recipe is fun for kids of all ages. Make your own sugar skull candy mold and decorate as colorful or as scary as your imagination allows.

Prep time
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Dry 24 hours

12 small 3-D skull candies
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Candy Sugar Skulls
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Plan For

Dry 24 hours

Yield :
12 small 3-D skull candies





  1. Combine sugar, meringue powder, water, desired extract and food coloring, if desired in a small bowl until well blended.
  2. Firmly press sugar mixture into skull-shaped molds. Let dry for 24 hours.
  3. To prepare icing: Combine powdered sugar and milk to desired spreading consistency; mixing until well blended. Divide into small bowls and add few drops of food coloring to each mixture for decorating skulls.
  4. Pop skulls out of molds. Decorate as desired with colored icings.


  • Candy sugar skulls are a traditional part of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations.
  • The molds can be purchased online or in many craft stores.
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