Jellybean Nougat Recipe

While Dorothy was recovering from her hand surgery, I decided to keep her busy with a few Valentine’s crafts.  So expect a lot of heart shaped goodies over the next week!

She was very keen to make ‘heart food’ and since she was struggling with one hand, I thought simple nougat, with it’s many opportunities for ‘tipping things in’ was ideal.  When I asked if she wanted to use nuts, fruit or flowers to flavour the nougat, Dots said nope!  She’d like tongue jellybeans.  And since she was the patient, I let her be in charge.  So jellybean nougat it is!

You will need

60g red jellybeans

240g white and pink marshmallows

60g Unsalted butter

130g skimmed milk powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Love heart sprinkles

A little vegetable oil

Greaseproof paper


  • Melt the butter gently in a large pan
  • Add the vanilla
  • Chop the marshmallows in half
  • Tip the marshmallows in to the pan and return to a low heat, stirring all the time until melted
  • Add the milk powder and stir over a low heat until very smooth
  • Remove from the heat and gently stir in the jellybeans
  • Prepare a dish with a little.pil and some greaseproof paper
  • Spoon the nougat into the prepared dish – this takes a while and you might need use a couple of spatulas
  • Place another piece of greaseproof paper on top of the nougat and smooth it all down
  • Add a sprinkling of love hearts, pop the paper back on and gently push them in to the surface
  • Allow to set for several hours
  • Chop into pieces

Dorothy and I loved making these and I think they’d make a super sweet Valentines treat – no really too sweet for me but those with a sweeter tooth will love them.

Love Rachel ❤

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