I can remember my little brother and both of my own children playing with this toy when they were babies. It’s been in every child’s toy box for the last 50+ years (since Fisher-Price first introduced it in 1960.)
Here’s a candy twist on a classic childhood favorite – the Rainbow Rock-a-Stack toy. These would be the perfect playful icon for any baby shower or 1st birthday party theme. Gender-neutral, brightly-colored, and down-right adorable.
They’re made with just a few simple candies and really easy to assemble. Use them for party favors, cupcake toppers, or simply display a colorful plate of them for all to adore (and eat!)
They’ll bring back sweet memories to anyone that sees them.
What You Need
- One blue, green, red and orange Airhead candy
- Four yellow Startburst candies
- Six yellow Mike & Ike candies
- Six Hershey’s White Chocolate Bliss squares
Gather your ingredients. You should be able to make 6 candy Rainbow Rock-a-Stacks with the amount listed. Unwrap the Airhead and Starburst candies. Cut the Airhead candies into three, long strips each.
Wash hands well before rolling candies. Working one candy strip at a time, heat in a microwave for 8-10 seconds to soften. Roll between your hands to make a long, skinny tube. Roll with your fingertips on a clean countertop to make the tube even – approximately 1/4-inch thick and 5 inches long. Set aside and continue this process with each of the other strips of candy, including the yellow Starbursts.
Cut each tube of candy into these approximate lengths:
- Blue = 2 1/4-inch
- Green = 2 1/8-inch
- Yellow = 2 inches
- Orange = 1 7/8-inch
- Red = 1 3/4-inch
Unwrap the white chocolate bases.
Roll each candy segment into a circle. Roll the red ones around a yellow Mike & Ike candy for the tops of the Rock-a-Stack toy.
Stack your colored candy rings on the white chocolate base, rocker side down. You can attach the candies with a dab of candy melt if you like, but mine stuck together just fine without any additional help.