Mexican Sugar Skull (Calaveras de Azúcar)

Mexican Sugar Skull (Calaveras de Azúcar)
Staff Writer

Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Known as calaveras de azúcar, these sugar skulls are traditional Mexican decorations for Dia de los Muertos. These skulls are also edible.

4
Servings
534
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • 4  Teaspoons  water
  • sugar skull mold

Directions

Place sugar in a mixing bowl. Make a well, then add water.

With your hands, knead the mixture for about 1 minute until the sugar is moistened and feels and packs like wet sand, making sure there are no lumps.

Continue kneading the mix until you achieve a smooth and manageable consistency with no bumps or imperfections. Use a skull mold to create the sugar skull.

Let dry for 5 hours or place in oven at 200 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes.When the sugar skull is completely dry, paint it using food coloring.

Be creative! Let your imagination run wild!

Personalize your sugar skull by adding chocolate chips, flowers, and candy. The possibilities are endless!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
67g
52%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
44mg
6%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
73mg
5%
Water
5g
0%

Mexican Shopping Tip

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Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.