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 cutting into crystal shapes, the candies need to air dry to form their crusty exterior.
These candies have a crunchy outside and a gummy inside, delicious and beautiful.
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).
They make great cake decorations and would be really cute on cupcakes. They also look great in a bowl on their own.
Let me know if you try them out, I’d love to see your results. Tag me on Instagram @scrumdiddlyumptious_blog
I love everything you do, where I can found your christal candy gummy recipe?
Hi Guadalupe, the recipe is linked in the second paragraph. Let me know if you have any trouble finding it 🙂
It looks like that page has gone! Here is the same recipe that I used on another site
Hello! I really want to try making these for my little cousin’s birthday party. I was wondering if the crystalization of the candy would be affected by humidity? I live in Puerto Rico (very hot weather) and I don’t have central air conditioner or a dehydrator. So I’m worried the heat and humidity might affect the crystalization process. Will that also end up making them become moldy? I can’t seem to find on any recipe page if this (weather) affects the candies or not. Any suggestions? Thank you!
Hi Stephy, I’m not sure how they would go. I don’t think they would go mouldy. It would be worth a try, I’d love to hear how they go. If you have a standard fan, that may help to keep them drier.