Japanese Gummy Candy Crystals Kohakutuo (kohakuto) recipe - super simple .
I used :
16g agar powder (about 4tsp) (I used agar from Now Real Food)
1 can of Coconut Flavored Sparkling Water ( by La Croix)
2 cups of sugar
A few drops of food coloring.
Spray on edible glitter by Wilton
In a medium saucepan, bring the agar and sparkling water to a boil. The add the sugar. Bring back to a boil. Once the mixture begins to boil, pour into a 9x13 glass casserole dish. Add a few drops of food coloring and swirl throughout the mixture.
Cool for about 2 hours in the fridge and then cut into rectangles and then shape into crystals. I then sprayed the faceted edges with spray on edible glitter.
Let air dry for at least 2-3 days to develop a crunchy exterior. The inside will remain gummy.
Makes beautiful decorations. Liz at SugarGeekShow suggested using them on a geode cake. I will probably just display them as little candy jewels in a dish.
Whatever you decide to do, these are a cute, fun and super simple project to make with kids.
|The mixture while chilling.|
|The Crystals on Day 1 after being cut and dusted with edible glitter.|