The dough may be left in the fridge overnight and cut in the morning if desired. I would not leave the dough in the fridge for longer than 24 hours without further packaging it to prevent any flavor alterations.
Keep the 2nd half of the ropes in the fridge while working with the first half. The dough is much easier to work with when it is cool.
*You may skip the step of cutting the ropes into 4 pieces each if preferred, I like to work with smaller amounts at a time for ease.
Typically the candy has the orange color in the center, but I prefer to mix mine up! You may set the dough in any order of color.
There is a lot of freedom with the candy melts and sprinkles. Mix it up for fun, or use the same color across the entire batch for cohesion. Sometimes I’ll use orange melts with yellow sprinkles and yellow melts with the orange sprinkles – or orange melts with black and orange sprinkles for extra Halloween vibes.
Be sure to allow the candy melts or white chocolate to fully set before packaging the cookies up.
Keep in an airtight container for up to one week.