Day of the Dead Skull Sucker How-To
These no bake skull suckers are so easy to make. Microwave candy coating, fill the mold and voila!...they're ready to decorate. Customizing them with food coloring markers is an easy way to make each skull unique.
STEP 1: PAINT THE EYES OF THE MOLD
In separate microwaveable bowls, melt some pink and some orchid candy coating on half power, stirring every 30 seconds until almost melted. Remove from the microwave and continue to stir until completely melted. Use a paintbrush to dab coating on the eyes of each skull until each eye socket is filled in (Do not use paint strokes or the coating will be too thin.) Place the mold in the fridge for 5 minutes or so, while you continue on to the next step.
STEP 2: FILL WITH WHITE MELTED CANDY
While the mold is chilling, melt all the white candy coating in the microwave on half power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spoon some white coating into each skull cavity. Gently tap the mold on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Insert the sucker sticks into each cavity and roll each one so that it's submerged in the coating on the back of each skull.
Place these in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and gently pop them out of the mold. Let them come to room temperature and let any condensation evaporate before decorating with markers.
STEP 3: DECORATE
The skulls need to be completely dry to the touch before decorating with markers so wait as long as necessary for them to return to room temperature (ours took about 15 minutes). Then, decorate away!