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Turkish Mint Jelly Candies

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  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Cornstarch 5 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  10x confectioners sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Peppermint oil 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green food color 3 Drop

1) Lightly grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
2) In a saucepan, mix together granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water.
3) Simmer until the sugar dissolves, for 3 to 4 minutes.
4) Place the candy thermometer in the pan.
5) Raise the heat until the mixture boils.
6) Allow to boil without stirring for 7 to 10 minutes, until temperature reaches to 240°F or until a teaspoonful of syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water.

7) In another saucepan, place together 5 tablespoons cornstarch with 1-cup 10X sugar and 1 cup water.
8) Whisk until the mixture boils, and turns clear and thick.
9) As the sugar reaches the desired temperature, stir in cream of tartar.
10) Mix the sugar mixture into the cornstarch mixture.
11) Whisk well until the mixture is smooth, and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
12) Take the pan away from heat.
13) Fold in peppermint oil and a few drops green food coloring.
14) Transfer the sugar mixture into the loaf pan.
15) Set aside for 12 hours.

16) On the working table, sift together remaining 10X sugar and 1/3 cup cornstarch.
17) Using a knife, loosen sides of jelled candy.
18) Turn out onto a board.
19) Slice into 4 strips lengthwise and further each strip into 8 pieces.
20) Lightly coat each piece with sugar and cornstarch mixture.

21) Place the candies in airtight box, dredging sugar and cornstarch between each layer.
22) Use as desired.

Candy will keep for about 4 weeks in an airtight container.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Kids, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1699 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.07 g0.11%

Saturated Fat 0.01 g0.07%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 12 mg0.5%

Total Carbohydrates 425 g141.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 304.5 g

Protein 0.37 g0.74%

Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 0.66%

Calcium 0.7% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Turkish Mint Jelly Candies Recipe