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Handing out candy on Halloween is a tradition that many of us have become accustomed to over the years. However, this little treat can cost more and more, with an increase of 21% of candy prices since 2022. In addition, the composition of these treats is often unnatural and not conducive to a healthy diet. So why not take matters into your own hands and make your own homemade sweets? Rest assured, it’s simpler than you think, and the result will not only be delicious, but also fun to make. We’ll guide you through two homemade Halloween candy recipes, made from apple juice and strawberry juice. To obtain cool shapes that children will like, you can get molds on the internet or in specialized stores, but you can also use simple ice cube molds. Get ready to treat the little monsters who will knock on your door! You can also find all our easy and scary Halloween recipes on our dedicated page.
- 6 leaves of gelatin
- 200g caster sugar
- 10 tablespoons of apple juice
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
- A few drops of food coloring (black or orange)
1. Start by soaking the gelatin leaves in cold water to soften them.
2. In a heavy-based saucepan, pour the sugar, apple juice and lemon juice. Heat the mixture over low heat until it begins to simmer.
3. Remove the pan from the heat, then add the well-drained gelatin leaves. Mix until they are completely dissolved in the liquid.
4. Divide the preparation into several portions in different bowls, and add it or the colorings of your choice.
5. Using a small spoon, fill your ice cube or candy molds 1 to 2 cm thick. Then, put them in the refrigerator for about 1.5 hours so that they set well.
- 4 g agar-agar
- 100g caster sugar
- 300 ml of store-bought strawberry juice
1. Pour the strawberry juice into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the agar-agar, then mix thoroughly. Cook over low heat until small bubbles begin to form.
2. As soon as the first bubbles appear, immediately add the sugar. Continue stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved, then bring the mixture to a boil for 15 seconds.
3. Pour the mixture into your ice cube or candy molds, filling 1 to 2 cm thick.
4. Let your candies sit at room temperature for about 2 hours to harden.