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MCT Oil Hard Candy Recipe

Image of a person holding LĒVO hard candy after following the MCT oil hard candy recipe.

Whether you’re preparing to for a serious chill sesh or ready to embark on an adventure for the day, we are here to provide elevated edibles with a #LEVOmade twist. Try our MCT oil hard candy recipe below and check out our Ultimate LĒVO II Kit for all of the tools that you need to get started on your infusion journey. Don't forget to pick up LĒVO's MCT Oil, too. 

Key Takeaways

  1. Jumpstart Your Edible Adventure: Gear up for any day's journey with a #LEVOmade twist on hard candies. This MCT oil hard candy recipe is your ticket to elevated edible enjoyment, perfect for a chill session or a day full of adventure. Grab your Ultimate LĒVO II Kit and LĒVO's MCT Oil to dive into the infusion journey headfirst.

  2. A Splash of Color and a Burst of Flavor: Unleash your inner confectioner with vibrant gel food coloring and a dram of your chosen candy flavoring, like pineapple, to bring your hard candies to life. This recipe isn't just about the thrill of making candies; it's about creating little bites of joy that look as good as they taste.

  3. Precision is Key: The art of candy making is in the details. Keeping a close eye on your candy thermometer is crucial, as reaching the exact 300 degrees Fahrenheit mark is what makes or breaks the perfect hard candy texture. Patience pays off when you're cooking up these sweet treats.

  4. The Final Touch: To avoid a sticky situation, a roll in icing sugar is the perfect finishing move once your candies have cooled. This not only keeps them from sticking but also adds an extra layer of sweetness to each bite, making your hard candies impossible to resist.

Embarking on the MCT oil hard candy recipe journey is an adventure in itself, blending the sweet satisfaction of homemade candies with the excitement of creating something uniquely yours. It's a process that's part science experiment, part culinary art, offering the chance to customize flavors and colors while infusing the magic of MCT oil into every bite. This recipe is not just about making candy; it's about transforming simple ingredients into delightful treats that elevate any moment, from chill sessions to day-long adventures. With the right tools and a dash of creativity, you're all set to make these potent, flavorful hard candies that promise to be a hit in any setting.

FAQ

What's the best way to ensure my MCT oil hard candies have a vibrant color?

To achieve brightly colored candies, it's recommended to use gel food coloring. A tiny bit goes a long way, allowing you to achieve the desired vibrancy without affecting the texture or taste of your hard candies.

How can I prevent my hard candies from sticking together after they're made?

After your hard candies have completely cooled, rolling them in icing (confectioner’s) sugar is a great way to prevent sticking. This coating creates a barrier that keeps the candies from clumping together, especially in warmer climates or during storage.

Can I use any type of extract for flavoring my MCT oil hard candies?

For the most robust flavor in your candies, it's suggested to use candy flavoring rather than regular extracts, as the latter might not be potent enough to impart a strong flavor. Candy flavorings are concentrated and designed specifically for hard candies, providing a more intense taste.

What are the key steps I should pay attention to when cooking the candy mixture?

Important steps include heating your mixture of oil, sugar, and corn syrup on low-medium heat until it begins to boil, then removing your spatula and monitoring the temperature closely with a candy thermometer. Avoid stirring after it starts boiling and wait until the mixture reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit before removing it from heat. This precise temperature control is crucial for achieving the perfect texture for your hard candies.

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11 comments

Linda Stevens

Linda Stevens

Does this recipe use 1/4 cup of oil or 1/2 cup
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Hi Linda! This recipe calls for 1/2 cup 😀

Jay

Jay

I make these on a regular basis, as I find this recipe is quicker and easier than using alcohol based tincture.

My process:
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of MCT oil (already infused with lecithin)
1/2 syrup

Cook as normal to 300 (I add colour in at the beginning)

Wait for it to get to 285 degrees then add your flavour.

You will see the oil sitting at the top, you need to use a spatula to whisk it all together and it will change to a cloudy colour! After this work quickly to get it into the molds as it hardens quick :)
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Thanks so much for sharing your tips with us! Happy Infusing! 🍬

Theo

Theo

In my first batch, had the same problem some other people have mentioned where the oil stays as a layer on the top. In my second batch I added 1/4 teaspoon of lecithin and it worked like a charm. would recommend!

David

David

How many candies does this make and what size mold was used to get that quantity?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Hi David! We used our Gummy & Silicone Candy Molds for this (you can find these here: https://levooil.com/products/gummy-and-candy-molds-set-of-2). One tray makes 32 pieces, so if you get the whole kit – which this recipe utilizes – that’ll be 64 ~3mL pieces you’ll get out of this recipe!

Paul

Paul

Why every time I use my infused MCT oil does it float above the mixture, I can literally skim it off, the same thing happened with the gummy mixture, what the heck is wrong?

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