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.
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://thesquishymonster.com/2016/02/edible-gemstone-jewel-candy.html