2 ingredient, yummy rakhi that kids of all ages will enjoy making!
Rakhis are special bracelets sold for Raksha bandhan. It is special day of celebrations for brothers and sisters. Rakhi symbolizes the loving and protective bond between the brothers and sisters.
Generally Rakhis are made of a medallion made of beads, shiny paper, cardboard and/or plastic and tied with a tasseled thread. The sister ties the rakhi around her brother’s wrist and offers him something sweet to eat. The brother gives his sister a gift and wears the rakhi proudly for the day!
This year I decided to make an edible rakhi again. Last year Indfused featured An Edible Rakhi- Strawberry Halwa in Chocolate Cups, which was so well received.
This year I decided to use marzipan. I found the marzipan at IKEA.
It comes in a beige/almond color. To color the marzipan, I used Wilton’s concentrated food colors that come in a paste form. The liquid colors may thin the marzipan. You just need a tiny bit that has to be kneaded in, so the color is uniform throughout.
Kids of all ages can have fun making these rakhis, don’t you think? The marzipan is like edible play dough. Do try these. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as the kids!
Edible Rakhi for a Yummy Raksha Bandhan
- 1 (7.1 0z/ 200 gram) block of marzipan
- Wilton’s edible color concentrate
To make the edible marzipan rakhi-
- Break off as much marzipan as you need to color and put it in a bowl. Dip a toothpick in the color concentrate and wipe it in the center of the marzipan. Knead it until the marzipan is evenly colored.
- Repeat with other colors.
- Make rakhis in various designs!
Wishing you all a Yummy Raksha Bandhan!