Did I fool you? I hope that you thought I was going bonkers and making real candy into charms, but don't try to eat these candies.....they're made from Padico Mermaid clay (a Hearty like clay that is waterproof). I purchased the chocolate and caramel colored clay in Japan but I recently discovered that the Padico clay company has an online site where you can order the clay.
I know that crafters are making fake sweets using the Hearty clay, but the items will melt if exposed to water so I recommend getting some of the waterproof Mermaid Padico Clay. You could of course spray the Hearty Clay sweets with a clear lacquer to make them waterproof but they tend to take on a plastic-like sheen. Anyway, I enjoyed making this gift for my niece and it will be nice to give her a 'sweet' gift that has no calories!