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Homemade Jelly Bean Recipe

Homemade Jelly Bean Recipe

Looking for a fun kitchen activity with the kids? Take a cue from Chef Kieron who often entertains his two sons with fun recipes in their home kitchen. His homemade jelly bean recipe was recently a huge hit with the boys, especially when the rock tumbler came out to help smooth their jelly beans to perfection. Take a peek at the step-by-step recipe below!

TOOLS:
  • Jelly bean molds (available on Amazon)
  • Digital thermometer
  • Rock tumbler, optional (available on Amazon)
INGREDIENTS:
  • 500g (2 cups) cornstarch
  • 108g (7.2 tbsp) sugar
  • 40g (2.5 tbsp) water
  • 20g (4 tsp) glucose syrup
  • 5g (1 tsp) cornstarch
FOR COATING:
  • Food coloring and flavoring of your choice
  • Caster sugar (or superfine sugar)
  • Beeswax
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Use the cornflour to make the molds for the jelly beans.
  • Mix together the sugar and cornflour until smooth then add the water and syrup. Heat to 245F (we recommend using a candy thermometer).
  • Pour into the molds and leave to cool for at least a couple of hours (or preferably overnight).
  • Sift off the cornflour.
  • Coat with Corn Syrup then make a mix of food colouring and flavoring.
  • Then dust with sugar.
  • Repeat as needed no more than 3 times.
  • Place in rock tumbler with 50g sugar for 4-6 hours.
  • Then remove and dust off excess sugar. Add grated beeswax and tumble for up to 2 days.