Nougat Candy – An Easy 4-Ingredient Treat!


Imagine biting into a pillowy cloud of marshmallow and white chocolate, studded with bursts of fruity candy gumdrops. This Fruity Gumdrop Nougat Candy is a decadent confection that’s surprisingly easy to make at home with just 4 simple ingredients! The sweet, chewy texture and nostalgic fruit candy flavors will transport you to childhood candy shop bliss.

If you’re a fan of homemade candy and no-bake treats, this nougat is a must-try recipe. In just 10 minutes of hands-on time, you can create a showstopping dessert or edible gift that’s perfect for the holidays. Let’s dive into what makes this gumdrop nougat so irresistible!

Why You’ll Love This Gumdrop Nougat

  • No Candy Thermometer Required
  • Made In the Microwave (No Baking!)
  • Only 4 Ingredients
  • Features Nostalgic Dot’s Gumdrops
  • Light, Airy Texture (Not Heavy Fudge)
  • Easy to Customize With Different Candy Mix-Ins

Ingredients for Homemade Nougat

  • Plump Mini Marshmallows
  • Creamy White Chocolate Chips
  • Velvety Unsalted Butter
  • Chewy, Fruit-Flavored Dot’s Candy Gumdrops

How to Make Fruity Gumdrop Nougat Candy (Step-by-Step)

  1. Prepare your pan by lining it with parchment or waxed paper and spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring frequently, until completely melted and smooth.
  4. Fold in 2 cups of Dot’s gumdrops until evenly dispersed.
  5. Quickly transfer the nougat mixture to your prepared pan and spread it into an even layer using lightly greased hands or spatula.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until fully set.
  7. Use a lightly greased knife to slice the nougat into 1 1/2-inch cubes or squares.

Pro Tips for Perfect Nougat

  • Have all ingredients prepped and measured before starting.
  • Work quickly once the nougat mixture is melted, as it firms up fast.
  • Use any flavored candy gumdrops or jelly candies you like.
  • Add mix-ins like nuts, dried fruit, or crushed candy canes.
  • Freeze the set nougat for 30 minutes before slicing for clean cuts.
  • Store nougat candy in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This Fruity Gumdrop Nougat makes a wonderful edible gift for holiday parties, bake sales, or festive movie nights at home! The pillowy marshmallow base and pops of chewy, fruity candy create an unforgettably nostalgic treat.

Nougat Candy

This 4-ingredient nougat candy features pillowy marshmallow, white chocolate, and chewy fruity gumdrops for an easy no-bake treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy, marshmallow
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 264kcal


  • 18 oz white chocolate chips
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Dot’s fruity gumdrops


  • Line a 9×13 pan with wax or parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Add marshmallows, white chocolate chips, and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds, stirring at 45 seconds. Microwave 30 more seconds, stirring at 15 seconds, until smooth.
  • Fold in 2 cups of gumdrops until combined.
  • Transfer nougat to prepared pan and spread into an even layer using greased hands or spatula.
  • Refrigerate for 6 hours minimum or until fully set.
  • Cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes using a greased knife. Store refrigerated.


Preventing Sticking: Use nonstick parchment or wax paper only. Grease paper well with nonstick spray. Freeze set nougat briefly before removing paper.


Calories: 264kcal