Cool Whip Candy Tastes Like 3 Musketeers And Only Requires 3 Ingredients

close up of homemade cool whip candy
close up of homemade cool whip candy - Cooking The Books / YouTube

When afternoon cravings strike, less can be more when searching for a sweet cure. Thankfully, you only need three ingredients to make yourself candy that could be mistaken for the chewy bites of a 3 Musketeers candy bar, and we are here for it. This easy-to-make recipe has been making the rounds on the socials for good reason. You don't need much culinary prowess to put these candies together, but you will need a carton of Cool Whip, several bags of chocolate chips, and a spoonful of vegetable shortening.

While you can choose which flavor of chocolate chips you prefer (dark, milk chocolate, or white), you may want to begin your first candy-making attempts with milk chocolate chips. Pour them into a microwave-safe bowl and melt at least one cup of the chocolate chips. Stir the chocolate intermittently so that it does not burn and stays smooth. Next, combine Cool Whip with the melted chocolate and pour the mixture into a parchment-paper-lined baking tin or cake pan. Let the paper extend beyond the edges of the tin for easier removal. Soon you'll be on your way to biting into a homemade version of a 3 Musketeers candy bar.

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plate of cocoa-dusted squares
plate of cocoa-dusted squares - Julia Sememova/Shutterstock

Set this flattened gooey mixture into the freezer until it hardens so that you can easily cut pieces into bite-sized shapes. You may need to place your assortment of squares and rectangles back into the freezer to solidify before dipping the pieces into a bowl of melted chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. Use a utensil for a swifter, cleaner coating.

Before enjoying your homemade treats, place the coated pieces back into the freezer. You can customize your candies with desiccated coconut, drizzles of chocolate syrup or nut butter, sprinkles of crunchy sea salt, or ground-up pieces of almonds and walnuts. Consider adding powdered cinnamon or vanilla extract to your chocolate candies before setting them into the freezer to harden. A quick splash of your favorite booze, pinches of ground and roasted coffee beans, or an additional dusting of rich cocoa powder can turn this easy-to-love treat into a more mature, decadent snack for afternoons that call for extra pep. No trip to the store required.

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