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How to Make Sugar-free Candy

Are you the kind of person, who cannot do without your share of candy everyday? However, are there some restrictions on your sugar intake now? In such a case you should learn how to make sugar-free candy, so that you are not deprived of your share of candy, but it does not contain sugar in it either.
How often have you heard a mother tell her kid not to eat too many of the candies? How many times have you heard a mother yelling at her kid for eating candies and wondered by can the kid not simply listen to the mother? However, now that you are looking for the answer to how to make sugar-free candy, do you wonder what is that makes the candy such a big hit? Well not just kids, but adults also can't resist the temptation of eating a candy. Although most of the adults will agree that it is not the healthiest thing to eat, they still give in to the temptation. So that one does not have to resist the temptation and yet eat a 'little' healthier candy, one can choose to eat candy made at home sans sugar. Making candy without sugar at home is not as difficult a task as it seems to be. You will agree with me, once you know the recipe for the same.

Sugar-free Gelatin Candy
Among the candies the gummies are a big hit with everyone. Once you make candies using this recipe, you will see that the candies are exactly like the store bought candies, but sans sugar.

Ingredients
  • 1 package any flavor sugar-free gelatin
  • 5 packages unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup water
  • cooking spray
Preparation
  • In a bowl combine both flavored and unflavored gelatin and add water to it.
  • Stir the mixture to ensure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture in a saucepan and let it heat on medium heat, till the mixture turns into liquid form. You will have to continue stirring the mixture, so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • While the mixture is heating, brush the molds with cooking spray.
  • Pour the liquid in the molds and keep the molds aside till the mixture cools down a little.
  • After the mixture cools down, place it in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Remove the candies from the refrigerator and enjoy them without worrying about sugar issues.
Sugar-free Chocolate Candy
To make sugar-free chocolate candy, you will not have to gather a number of ingredients. Like the gelatin candy, this candy will also be made in no time.

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tbsp. skimmed milk powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 lb. sugar-free dipping chocolate
  • ½ sugar substitute
Preparation
  • Blend sugar substitute and cornstarch together in a blender, till fine powder is formed.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix butter, skimmed milk and vanilla extract together, till creamy mixture is formed.
  • Then gradually add cornstarch mixture and cocoa powder to the butter mixture and continue to whip till smooth paste is formed.
  • Pour the mixture in the candy molds covered with aluminum foil.
  • Melt dipping chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  • Remove the candy from the mold and dip them in the dipping chocolate.
  • Place them on butter covered tray and place it in the refrigerator for an hour to set.
  • Once they are set, remove them and the candies will vanish in no time.
When you are making the gelatin candies, you can use all packs of unflavored gelatin as well. Use fruit extracts to add some flavor to the candies. If you want to increase the nutritional value of any of the candies, then you may choose to add chopped nuts to the candy, before the candies are refrigerated. Adding a variety of nuts, makes each of them different than the other in taste.
By Bhakti Satalkar
Published: 4/29/2011
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