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Edible Gemstone Jewel Candy


These edible gemstone candy jewels clock in at 4 ingredients with an endless variety of colors and flavors.  Today, I created lychee candies but you could make blue raspberry, mango, strawberry kiwi, champagne, bubble gum {you get the idea}.  When using a sandy colored organic sugar, the results will be a beautiful amber burnt sugar aesthetic.  I used a bit of beet juice to impart an auburn touch of color to my gems so you can definitely opt out of using food coloring if it’s something you’re concerned about.  In my video, I show you two different natural coloring methods.

Hard candy is incredibly easy to make at home.  I’ve created it for you guys for my 5 minute glass candy, my blood splatter daggers and my 2 ingredient lollipops.  Making gemstone candy jewels is just as easy and you can fill any mold you want, really but today I used a multi-faceted jewel mold for a natural sparkle to recreate candy jewelry.  They create itty candies the size of a dime so it’s perfect to portion out. I’ve also been told they make great additions to minecraft or pirate themed parties or as cup/cake toppers.

As you can see, the multiple reincarnation of this recipe can only mean two things.  It’s a great multi-functional recipe that’s crazy versatile.  One of the top inquiries I receive regarding my glass candy recipe is how to best apply it for a Frozen themed birthday party.  I’d initially created it for a Breaking Bad viewing party but it’s since been so handy that I’ve used it over and over again and with its potential to become as many things as you have molds for {or no molds like for all 3 previous recipes} you’ll have so much fun adding in all the flavors or colors you want to your hearts content.  Have fun!

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Edible Gemstone Jewel Candy
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Serves: Approximately 100 jewels

  • ½ c sugar
  • ¼ c corn or Lyles golden syrup {no exceptions}
  • 1 tb lychee compound
  • 1-2 ts beet juice

  1. In a microwave safe cup {I recommend a 4-6 cup capacity since it will voraciously bubble}, stir the sugar and syrup together.
  2. In my 1.45 kw microwave, it took 4-4.5 minutes. Every microwave will vary. The most important aspect is to allow it to reach 300 degrees or the hard crack stage.
  3. After it’s cooked, add the lychee and juice. Be careful, the mixture is very hot and it will steam and bubble.
  4. Pour into molds {I had to grease this particular one} and allow to set.


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