How to Make Starburst Edibles
One of the best things about making homemade edibles is the ability to create and customize your creations to your own liking! Homemade starburst candies are a nostalgic treat that embody the perfect hemp-infused edible. These soft and chewy candies are bursting with crave-worthy fruit flavor while giving you physical and mental therapeutic effects. Concocting homemade starburst edibles may sound like a challenge, but do not fret, LĒVO’s got you covered!
The Easiest Solution to Creating Starburst Edibles at Home
LĒVO was designed for anyone looking for a more time-efficient and cost-effective solution to enjoying edibles. The other benefit is that by making homemade infusions and treats like these starburst edibles, the creator has full control over the ingredients going into the products they consume.
With a LĒVO infusion machine, you can create high-quality botanical infusions for all of your edible and candy-making needs. With LĒVO, you save time and money. The best infusion for creating starburst edibles is the one you make with your LĒVO infusion machine!
The infusion process takes the flavor and health benefits of an herb, spice or botanical and imparts them into a carrier medium. A carrier medium can be an oil like olive or coconut oil or a fat like butter. It doesn’t end there. You can also infuse honey, milk and more. When creating an infusion with a LĒVO infusion machine, you have complete control over the ingredients. The result is a potent, high-quality product suitable for any kitchen or restaurant.
Picking the Right Infusion Machine for Your Starburst Edibles
LĒVO has designed three distinct infusion machines in order to offer the right capabilities to each user’s unique needs.
The LĒVO II does it all. It prepares herbs for oil infusion with a dry cycle, activates botanicals with an activate cycle, infuses oil, butter, honey, milk and more and it is easy to clean. You set the precise time and temperature settings and walk away. Infusing oil with the LĒVO II is really that simple.
If you’re someone who enjoys infusing hemp flower in addition to other fresh herbs, the LĒVO Lux may be your best fit machine. While similar to the LĒVO II, it offers an elevated, faster and more efficient dry function to assist with fresh garden herbs to help you get the most out of your herbs and botanicals. Our most luxurious machine, the Lux comes in a range of sophisticated metallic finishes and features a sleek touchscreen interface.
Business owners, rejoice! The LĒVO C is here to make your life easier. The LĒVO C makes it simple to create large-batch infusions with its jumbo pod and durable one-liter basin. The cherry on top is that you don’t have to waste time doing the dishes afterwards.
Regardless of which infusion machine is the best fit for you, the parts on all LĒVO infusion machines are non-toxic and 100% dishwasher safe.
With any of these LĒVO infusion machines, you can transfer the therapeutic benefits of different botanicals into carrier oils suitable for edible candy making such as these Starburst edibles. If you want to try making starburst edibles, infused butter or MCT oil are your best options. This Hemp-Infused MCT Oil is one of the best oils for edible candy making. This Magical Butter Recipe is also an excellent choice for candy making. You can use this butter for several other culinary uses, too. You can use the infused butter for making starburst edibles, then bake a batch of brownies or sauté some shrimp scampi with the same batch of infused butter. There's no end to the possibilities!
Starburst Edibles Recipe
Soft, chewy, and overflowing with fruity flavor, these starburst edibles are not your typical gummy candy. These edibles take a little more time in the kitchen but the result is a flavor explosion that is well worth the effort.
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup light corn syrup
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp cream of tartar
- ¼ tsp citric acid
- 3 Tbsp infused butter or infused MCT oil
- ¼ tsp lecithin
- 1/8 tsp guar gum
- Candy flavoring
- Food coloring
Place a saucepan over medium-low heat and combine the sugar, light corn syrup, and water. Stir slowly and gently until the mixture forms a thick syrup and bubbles.
- When bubbles form, stop stirring and add your candy thermometer to the saucepan. You need the sugar mixture to reach 245 degrees or the softball phase. It can take up to 15 or more minutes to hit 245 degrees. Do not significantly increase the heat or walk away from the mixture.
- As soon as the mixture reaches 245 degrees, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Wait until the candy stops bubbling, and then add the cream of tartar, citric acid, infused butter, lecithin, and guar gum. Stir the ingredient into the candy mixture until incorporated.
- Mix in the food coloring and candy flavoring. If you want multiple flavors from one batch, transfer equal parts of the mixture into oven-safe or heat-proof bowls. Add separate colors and flavors into each bowl.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet or sturdy cutting board and pour the candy mixture onto the surface. Allow the mixture to cool until you can safely handle it.
- When the candy is cool to the touch, cut it into one-inch pieces. You can also gently roll it into a small log or rope, making it easier to cut. If your candy feels too soft, place it in the refrigerator.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
You can find most of the candy-making tools for this recipe at hobby or craft stores. The baking and candy-making section of most craft stores carries candy flavoring, cream of tartar, guar gum, and citric acid. You can also find specialty items online.
It is crucial that you use a candy thermometer. Overcooking the candy mixture beyond 245 degrees fahrenheit results in a hard or tough product. Undercooking the mixture means you may get a softer product that doesn’t hold its shape.
Are you proud of your result? Do you want to share your starburst edible success with others? Join theLĒVO Love Club group on Facebook. The LĒVO Love Club is a forum where you can ask questions, share recipes, and learn new tips and tricks for making the most of your LĒVO infusion machine.
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