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Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups granulated sugar


  1. Combine egg whites, pure honey and vanilla extract. Pour honey mixture into sugar. With your hands, thoroughly combine sugar and honey until you have a consistency similar to wet sand. You know you have the right mix if you can form a ball by squeezing the sugar in your hand.
  2. Tightly pack the sugar mix into the molds and wipe off excess.
  3. Invert onto a flat surface and allow to dry for 24 hours.
  4. You are now ready to decorate your skulls! You can use royal icing*, sequins, and/or edible paint to create your own masterpiece. Have fun!
  5. * Royal Icing: 1 egg white for every 3 cups of powdered sugar. Add food coloring of your choice. Mix ingredients until completely blended.

Makes 50 small calaveritas.

Recipe and photo credit: National Honey Board


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