Konpeito Recipe

Konpeito is a type of traditional Japanese candy enjoyed for centuries. It is a small, colorful, sugar-coated candy typically made from sugar and starch syrup. Here is a simple recipe for making Konpeito at home, along with some nutrition facts:

Ingredients of Konpeito recipe

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Food coloring (optional)
Konpeito Recipe
Konpeito Recipe

Directions for Konpeito recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat.
  2. Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  3. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  7. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and let it cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, break the mixture into small pieces.
  9. Place the pieces into a plastic bag with additional granulated sugar and shake to coat.
  10. Remove the candies from the pack and let them dry on a sheet of parchment paper.

Nutrition facts

Serving size1 piece (5g)
Calories 20
Total fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total carbohydrate 5g
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g

Note: These nutrition facts are approximate and may vary depending on the exact ingredients used. Additionally, Konpeito is a candy and should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.