Rainbow Candy Tubes

Rainbow Candy Tubes
(c) 2016 Elizabeth LaBau
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
214 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 214
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 110mg 2%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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, or Skittles or similar candy

  • 12 pieces Rolos, gold foil-covered

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fasten with the lid, and attach a tag.

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