Questions tagged [candy]

Questions about confections (sweet foods) and how they are made.

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How do I prevent my sugar coating from melting on my gummy bears

I am making homemade gummy bears and I cannot prevent the sugar coating from melting way into a puddle of watered sugar? I tried drying the gummy bears for a day but it still melts away.
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Can anyone identify this RED GINSENG CANDY?

Can anyone identify this RED GINSENG CANDY? Do you know where to buy? In 1992, a realtor in Edison, NJ, gave me one of these wonderful candies. She didn't know where to buy more because the ...
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What is the purpose of the jelly and milk powders in this energy bar recipe?

I modified this recipe for survival bars by moving the sugar to the wet ingredients and boiling them on the stove until soft-ball stage. My goal was to reduce the moisture in the bars and add a more ...
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What is the name of this peppermint stick candy?

I've had a hard time finding information online about peppermint candy sticks that are hard, but porous and brittle - the peppermint sticks of my youth. I believe the commercially available brand that ...
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How do I use Carnauba or Beeswax for Candy?

I am trying to make gummies and I want to use either Carnauba wax or bees wax to make a coating, anyone got any idea WHAT Carnauba or bees wax to use and how to apply it? I know they use a tumbler but ...
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Dalgona Toffee Burns When Adding Baking Soda

I've tried this every way from Sunday. I've had some success using a bit of corn syrup but I don't get the rise and melt in your mouth Texture that I prefer. So basically it's 4tbsp of white sugar,...
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Binding oil to glucose in candy

I'm trying to mix (coconut) oil into glucose using sunflower lecithin as an emulsifying agent, this is being mixed into a candy (vegan) mix that consists mainly of glucose syrup, pectin, colouring and ...
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For the life of me I can't get my nougat to set hard

Recipe: Syrup 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/8 cup water (I dont think this does anything) Dash of salt Egg white 1 egg white whipped Dash of cream of tartar to stabilize the egg white 2 tbsp ...
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Does anyone know these candy

Does anyone know the name of this candy? It comes in a pink wrapper with an airplane on it
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Preventing stickiness in Candy Apples

I cook the sugar to a hard crack stage 300. I have used some gel pigments after temp is reached. The candy coating is perfect for about 3 - 5 minutes and almost instantly begins to get sticky. I ...
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Turkish delight is way too soft and too sweet. How can I make it more firm with way less sugar?

I'm following this recipe for Turkish delight. There are a few unwanted outcomes. First, is the instructions for preparing the cornstarch results in unwanted lumps, even when using an electric hand ...
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Bonbons are a mystery

Walmart used to carry gold foil wrapped bonbons, inexpensive that were to die for. I've seen other postings. The outer chocolate, the inner peanut butter melt away is easy. It's the part in between ...
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How to make shelf-stable gummie candy in a home kitchen?

I made this recipe for sour gummies: Gummies 2 C / 473ml fruit juice (I used apple) 2.5 C / 600ml water, divided 4.5 tsp citric acid 6.6 oz / 187g gelatin 22.4 oz / 625g sugar Coating 6 T sugar 3....
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Aftertaste when making gummies

We currently make medical marijuana gummies and are experiencing an aftertaste on some batches. People describe it as chemical/metallic/dry. We have been using the same ingredients (modified potato ...
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Moisture of the product

I noticed that after some time the gummy bears are really sticky after eating one of the packets of gummy bears and having them glued to my hands. Where does that moisture comes from and what is the ...