Active Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours
20 – 30 Hard Candies
For regular hard candies mix together the sugar, glucose powder, and water in a small heavy bottom sauce pot.
Sugar free candies will follow the same steps, just mix together the Isomalt, Xylitol, and water in a small heavy bottom sauce pot.
Heat the mixture to a boil and brush the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to remove any excess sugar crystals.
Heat the regular hard candie mixture to 290°F – 300°F to reach hard crack texture.
The sugar free mixture will need to be heated to 360°F – 375°F to achieve the same texture.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the citric acid and the flavor drops, mix well.
Depending on the flavor we suggest starting with ½ dram of the flavor drops, if you prefer a more intense flavor you could use a full dram.
Add food coloring (optional)
Pour the mixture into the desired high temperature silicone molds.
Cool the candies and pop them out of the molds. The candies can be individually wrapped in wax paper or stored in a cool dry place in an air-tight jar.
August 11, 2020 9:31 am
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December 4, 2021 8:45 pm
Should I cool the candies in refrigerator or room temperature??
December 8, 2021 4:37 pm
you can cool them at room temperature no problem!
December 14, 2021 7:51 pm
Hi cole, tried these candies yesterday. The flavor was good.. but it jus sticks to the teeth. What can be done to avoid that??
December 17, 2021 4:38 pm
you can attempt to heat the candy to a slightly higher temperature before it begins to brown and caramelize, but this tackiness is always going to be a property when dealing with hard candies
January 7, 2022 4:41 pm
I want to make sugar-free lozenges using isomalt, but I don’t want to use xylitol because I have dogs in the house. Can I omit the xylitol or substitute it with another sweetener?
January 10, 2022 9:24 am
You could increase the isomalt to accomplish this, but the exact amount would require testing. As for substitutes, you could use sorbitol, but again would require testing to get the exact sweetness and texture you’re looking for.