Children love candies. These supplements of chocolates are very tasty and delicious and are quite affordable as well. However, these days, due to the high level of sugar quotient in these candies, parents do not prefer their children to eat them. Higher levels of sugar in children’s body can lead to a variety of diseases such as obesity, restlessness, lower levels of energy, and even heart problems. But, an alternative to the typical candy is Sugar Free Candy.
Let us see the recipe of sugar free candy.
The sweetness of the candy comes from the sugar substitute isomalt. The texture of the candy depends upon the process of solidification of the isomalt. Isomalt is a perfect substitute for sugar but is the by-product of sugar beet. This isomalt is not sticky and does not absorb water, thereby making it ideal for the preparation of candy. The total preparation time for making this beautiful candy should not take more than 15 minutes.
Preparation Of Sugar Free Candy
1-To prepare the candy, put four parts of isomalt in one big cup of water, and mix it thoroughly until it gets mixed thoroughly.
2-Put the mixture in the stainless steel and boil it on a burner. However, don’t overheat it.
3- If you are preparing less amount of candy and is using less than 3 pounds of isomalt, be very careful as a small amount may lead to browning.
4- To add more flavor, fruit juice is the best option instead of water and can be healthier as well.
Hardening And Cooling Process
The ideal temperature for isomalt to cool and become hard is 338 degrees Fahrenheit. Thereby, remove the juice or water plus isomalt mixture from heating as soon as the temperature reaches to 333 F. This is because the mixture will heat itself from 333 to 338 Fahrenheit. After reaching the heat position, allow the mixture to cool to 300 Fahrenheit.
Adding Colour And Flavor
Once the isomalt mixture cools down to 310-degree Fahrenheit, you can add flavors such as vanilla extract to give it an extra bittersweet taste but not more than 1 teaspoon. Use a low amount of cinnamon and mint as they are strong flavors which will alter the sweet and bitter taste of the candy. At last, add food color of the desired choice to give a perfect color to your candy. After the mixture is ready, set the oven well with paper and sheet.
Storage Of Sugar Free Candy
After the adding of the colors, let the mixture to cool and then put it into the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. This is done to make the mixture hard. Once the mixture is hard, put it out of the refrigerator and then cut it into candy or lollipop shape. If you are making a lollipop, then put a stick into the lollipop to make it look more attractive.
Your Sugar Free Candy is ready to serve.