We’ve got a special treat for those who enjoy Mexican candy! Today, we’ll be showing you how to make your very own Mexican candy with chamoy. Chamoy is a type of fruit sauce often used in Mexican cuisine. It’s sweet, sour, and salty all at the same time, making it the perfect ingredient for our delicious candy! So let’s get started!
What is chamois, and where can you find it
Chamoy is a classic condiment from Mexico that has become a staple in many Latin kitchens. It is made from salty and sweet fruits, including apricots, peaches, plums, and apples. The mixture is then combined with sugar, salt, and sometimes chilies to create a savory-sweet concoction with a unique tingly sensation on the tongue. It’s perfect for topping off any street food or snack, such as tacos, gummy candies, popcorn, peach rings, or other fruit slices with spicy and sweet flavors! You can find various versions of chamoy in Mexican supermarkets across the US and overseas.
Why not try adding some powdered sugar?
Recipe for Chamoy Candy
Dont have any Mexican grocery stores nearby? No worries, here’s how to make your chamoy sauce!
– 2 cups of chopped and pitted apricots
– 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 2 tablespoons of salt
– 2 tablespoons of chili powder, optional
– Assorted fruits, such as mangoes, strawberries, apples, etc.
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the apricots, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and chili powder (if using). Stir until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
2. Place the mixture in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat and boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, occasionally stirring, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (about 10 minutes).
3. Turn off the heat and add your desired amount of assorted fruits. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
4. Allow the mixture to cool for about 5 minutes.
5. Using a spoon, scoop out the desired chamoy candy mixture and shape it into small balls or any desired shape.
Your homemade Mexican candy with chamoy is now ready to be enjoyed! This easy-to-make treat will satisfy your sweet tooth. Thanks for reading the Mexican club recipe chamoy candy edition!
What other flavors can you add to the candy?
Candies are known for their sweet flavor, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try out some other tastes too! From savory to spicy, there are many great flavors to mix with classic candy. Consider trying unique food combinations in your candy-making, like adding herbs and spices like curry powder or rosemary for a kick of flavor. You could also fold in ingredients like nuts or seeds for an earthy crunch, crushed peppermint or cardamom for a hint of mint and spice. With some experimentation and creativity, the possibilities are endless!
Try our favorite gummy bears if you want something different!
How to store the candy once made!
Storing leftover chamoy candy can be tricky, as temperature and humidity significantly impact its condition. Too high humidity can make the candy too soft, while low humidity can make it too hard. An ideal storage environment for candy is cool, dry, and dark; this helps protect flavor and texture. To ensure lasting freshness, keep the candy away from any heat sources or strong odors, and always store it in an airtight container to prevent moisture from entering. If you’re planning to keep it for longer than a few weeks, consider freezing the candy to maintain the best quality possible while extending its shelf life.
History of Chamoy Sauce
The history of chamoy sauce dates back to pre-Hispanic Mexico, where the native people used hot peppers and salt to season their food. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the recipe for chamoy began to evolve into its modern form of hot sauce. It was then that adding fruits like apricots, peaches, and apples became a staple in preparing this classic sauce. Today, it is enjoyed all over Mexico as a condiment for any food, from fresh fruits to tacos. It’s also become increasingly popular in the US and other parts of the world thanks to its sweet yet tangy flavor, especially in the form of chamoy gummy bears.
After reading this post, you greatly appreciate and understand chamoy. You know what it is, where you can find it, how to make it, and the many variations you can make with different flavors. Additionally, you now know the importance of proper storage techniques to ensure the candy lasts longer. Whether or not you try making it in your kitchen, thank the Mexican people for bringing us this fantastic treat.
Chamoy has been a part of their culture for centuries, and its excellent flavor will live on for generations, including yours! Enjoy this recipe, and be sure to share it with family and friends so they can experience all the flavors of chamoy.