Makes 2 1/2 pounds.
1 1/2 pounds vanilla-flavored candy coating
14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mini gumdrops, multi-colors (no black ones!)
In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt vanilla coating with sweetened condensed milk and salt. Stir in vanilla extract and gumdrops. Spread into a wax paper lined 9-inch square pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.
Turn onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered at room temperature.
In 2-quart glass container, melt vanilla coating with sweetened condensed milk and salt on HIGH for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring after each 1 1/2 minutes. Proceed as above.