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Easy 5 Minute Flower Hard Candy

Flower Hard Candy

It all started with my easy 5 minute hard candy that led to my 5 minute candy gemstones and 5 minute lollipops.  Today, I bring you edible moringa flower hard candies that are naturally pink in the same easy, 5 minute, no-bake format.  You don’t need any special tools and the flavor and color options are endless.  I even show you how to gauge the hard crack stage without a candy thermometer in the video.  I think they’re so pretty and they’d be perfect to serve as cake toppers, themed parties {tea party or baby shower, anyone?} wedding favors and so much more.  Really, the sky is the limit here.  Though as you know, I’m pretty obsessed with moringa right now.

Every part of the moringa tree is actually edible.  I’m a huge fan of its tender nutty leaves in salads or our daily green smoothie but today, its delicate white flowers {also great in salads}, are getting imbedded into pretty pink hard candies that are naturally flushed with its girly tint, thanks to some cold pressed beet juice.

If you can’t source moringa flowers where you are, some other options for edible flowers are violets, pansies, lavender, marigolds, chamomile, lilacs, peonies, rose, dandelion and many more.  You guys already know I adore hibiscus which would also be another good option for natural color.  I urge you to be creative when dreaming up color/flavor combinations.


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Easy 5 Minute Flower Hard Candy
 
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Serves: 1 dozen candies
Ingredients
  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • 2 tb Lyle's golden syrup or corn syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1-2 ts beet juice or vanilla/rum/flavoring
  • Edible organic flowers
Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan/pot, combine the sugar and syrup. Sprinkle in the salt.
  2. Allow it to cook evenly and bubble until it begins to turn light amber.
  3. You can gauge the candy with a thermometer at 300 degrees or take a bit of candy {careful, it's very hot!} and dunk it in cool water. If it hardens immediately, it's ready. If it's still too soft and malleable, it won't set.
  4. Take off the heat and whisk in the color/flavorings. Don't add in more than 2-3 teaspoons or it will dilute the mixture too much.
  5. Pour freeform on into desired molds over flowers.
  6. Set and enjoy.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Easy 5 Minute Flower Hard Candy

  • Angie says:

    Thanks for this great demo, I can’t wait to make this for an upcoming glass festival.

    Do you think the 3 minute microwave method would work okay with the flower candy?

    Can I use a plastic measuring cup vs glass? I wasn’t sure if the different materials would cause it to act differently.

    Thanks!

    • Hi, Angie. It’s important to use a heat safe vessel. I personally like glass. More importantly, you want your syrup to reach 300 degrees which is known as the hard crack stage so either method would work.

      • Angie says:

        Thanks! I tried it in a mug, and burnt it. Will get a Pyrex and reduce time, thanks!

        • Hi, Angie. Did you utilize your candy thermometer? If not, I highly recommend it since you’re not using the stove top which is the more stable method. Remember, the most important factor is that it reach 300 degrees any less and it’s too soft and won’t set, any more and you risk scorching the sugar syrup.

  • oh my GOODNESS. that is FOOD ART> you are so amazing!
    xO!

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