Kohakutou – gummy crystals

I had a couple of hours of experimenting in the last week with kohakutou candies. This would be a great activity to do with the kids if you are self-isolating!

Those of you following me on social media will have seen the results of my fun making kohakutou or Gummy Crystals. There was quite a bit of interest so I thought I’d link the recipe here for everyone.

After 3 hours in the fridge, ready to cut

Second colour variation

After cutting into crystal shapes, the candies need to air dry to form their crusty exterior.

Freshly cut, waiting to crust

Cut and ready to crust over

These candies have a crunchy outside and a gummy inside, delicious and beautiful.

After a day of drying, the crust is forming nicely

I used the recipe by Emmy Made and the results were fab!  The only change I made was to add some flavouring. I added 3 drops of orange oil and 2 of pomegranate oil (LorAnn Oils).

After 2 days with the addition of some gold lustre

They make great cake decorations and would be really cute on cupcakes. They also look great in a bowl on their own.

So realistic!

Let me know if you try them out, I’d love to see your results. Tag me on Instagram @scrumdiddlyumptious_blog

 

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