|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 candy tubes (12 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 28g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These St. Patrick's Day rainbow candy tubes make the perfect gift for teachers, coworkers, or friends! They're cute, fast, and can be made in bulk for easy gift-giving.
This isn't a craft that really requires a recipe, but I have provided approximate amounts to help you estimate how much candy you will need. I used glass tubes, purchased from a craft store, that were approximately 5 1/2-inches long and 1-inch wide. If you can't find tubes, you can also use decorative glasses or jars, and of course, be mindful of the recipients—use plastic instead of glass when appropriate. The amount of candy you need will vary depending on the size of your containers.
- 16 ounces M&Ms (can use Skittles or similar candy)
- 12 pieces Rolos (gold foil-covered)
Gather the ingredients.
Separate the candy by colors into individual bowls. We recommend using 5 to 6 colors for the best results. You can use M&Ms, Skittles, or a mix of the two.
Place a gold foil-covered Rolo in the bottom of a tube. Add a big pinch of one color of candies (for our tubes, this was about 6 candies) on top of the Rolo. Continue layering the colors, trying to make the layers about the same size, until you reach the top of the tube.
Fasten with the lid, and attach a tag.