This method for making candy buttons (or dots) is extremely easy, and, in fact, it's pretty similar to this method for making homemade sprinkles: How To Make Sprinkles for Cupcakes and Cookies.
Just make a meringue icing, squeeze out dots, and let them dry on freezer or wax paper. Cut into strips and, ta-da! Homemade candy buttons.
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