I made these and have to add 3 comments for those who want to try them: (1) tracing a cut-out with a roll/rope of dough is hard. And unless you have the little cookie cutters as well as the big ones (which are pictured in some versions but I've not found in stores), these are a huge amount of work & require steady hands & gift of art; (2) don't underestimate what it takes to crush the candies. If you have a strong food processor or a better blender than I do, it may work. But they are strong & messy. They break thorough all bags I tried to put them in for mallot crushing - freezer bags, cereal box liners, etc. - and make a big mess & still don't get crushed evenly, no matter what you use. I tried also using "Nerds" which are always pretty small, separating them by color, etc. But they didn't dry hard & stuck to everything & were not as transparent as Jolly Ranchers. (3) On the whole, this recipe is tedious & only for artistic people. I had to use more flour to keep dough from sticking & then they didn't look good.
They took me 3 hours one day & 5 hours the next. Although I'm artistically inclined & do a lot of intricate work around the house (including "handyman" jobs and jewelry repair), mine did not turn out as pictured... were much messier & less attractive. Anyway, not to put a damper on this, but I wish I had been warned before I went to all the trouble. :-) Still: they WERE INTERESTING, a conversation-starter & tasted pretty good... but not fantastic.
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I made these and have to add 3 comments for those who want to try them: (1) tracing a cut-out...