These darling Mini Lemon Cup Candies have a zesty accent from grated lemon rind. You’ll love the rich flavor the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels add to this recipe. These are perfect for entertaining, family celebrations and special events where you need a simple-to-make elegant solution. For best results, we recommended storing in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Mini Lemon Cup Candies
2cupsNESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels12-oz. pkg., divided
2tablespoonsplus 1 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
42 1-inchpaper liners
Rind of 1 lemongrated
1to 2 drops of yellow food coloringoptional
Powdered sugar for kneading
Yellow decorator sugar
MELT 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Add corn syrup; stir until well combined. Mixture will be a little grainy. Gather up and form a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and let stand for at least 1 hour or until cool.
PLACE paper liners on baking sheet.
KNEAD mixture, lemon peel and 1 to 2 drops food coloring on work surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar until zest and color are worked through and mixture is smooth. Plastic gloves can be worn to prevent food coloring from dying hands. Shape into forty-two 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly. Place one in each liner.
MELT remaining morsels and vegetable oil in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Spoon 1/2 measuring teaspoon of melted morsels onto each filling. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm. Store in covered container in refrigerator.
To keep melted morsels warm, place bowl on top of smaller bowl filled with very warm water. Do not allow water to touch bottom of bowl or allow water to get into melted morsels.