Last week it was chocolate chewy candy, this week I’ve got a new spin on the chewy candy for you – Apple Cider Candy.
Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Apple Cider Candy
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups powdered rice milk
2 tbsp agave nectar
4 tbsp boiled cider
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Earth Balance Natural Shortening, melted
(or shortening of choice)
Combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and half of the powdered rice milk. Mix together well and set it aside. This will be a very powdery mix.
In a large mixing bowl, blend together the agave nectar, boiled cider, vanilla, and shortening. Add the dry ingredients and blend on low until completely combined.
Coat a smooth prep surface with a small amount of the remaining rice milk. Move the dough from the bowl to the prep surface. Work the remaining powdered milk into the candy ball with your hands, a little bit at a time. When you can no longer manipulate the ball with your hands (or you use up the remaining powdered rice milk) you are done kneading.
Place the dough ball on a sheet of wax paper and flatten it with your hands until it is a disk. Use a sharp non-stick knife to cut the dough into desired size pieces. Cut squares of wax paper and wrap the candies individually. This recipe makes about 24 pieces.
Wrap it up with a bow and you have a fabulous artisan gift for your favorite foodie!