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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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Maria M calendar_today

I’ve read that heating flower past 292°F destroys medicinal properties. Wouldn’t creating this recipe impact the medicinal properties inside the oil?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Not from our understanding. We haven’t had any issues baking brownies or any other edibles where the temperature which you bake them or cook them at exceeds 300 degrees!

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Levo Owner C calendar_today

I would presume lecithin would be used in this recipe, but it makes no mention of it… Is that because it may affect the color of the candy? Or because you don’t recommend using lecithin with this recipe? Or just didn’t add that part, because you presume we are already using lecithin? I have read several places lecithin helps for making candy, especially….
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
There isn’t water in this recipe that the MCT oil needs to mesh with so lecithin is not included. However, as we mention at the top of the recipe, hard candy is about 70% experimentation, so if you find that it gives you better results, by all means go for it!

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Kitten calendar_today

Can you use regular coconut oil?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
This particular recipe has not been tested with coconut oil as a substitute, but it should work just fine! Let us know how your results turn out!

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rayanna calendar_today

can you use the gummy molds on your website to make the hard candies?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Yes!

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Ed calendar_today

Little confused by the ratio in this recipe of flower to oil. It says to add 1/2 cup oil in with the 7g flower, but 7 g of flower pretty much fills the herb pod and 1/2 cup of oil doesn’t even come vlose to covering all that, seems to take a full 2 cups of oil to cover 7g of flower. Am I missing something?
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LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Great question, sorry for the confusion! You can use as much oil as you desire when infusing the MCT oil, and we do recommend having your herb fully submerged! The actual recipe for hard candy only uses 1/4 cup of infused MCT oil, so if you decide to infuse more just store the remaining infusion in an airtight container in the fridge to extend shelf life! As a rule of thumb, less oil and more herb will result in a more potent infusion. Please let us know if you have any other questions!

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