Homemade Japanese Candy

Who can resist the temptation to sneak in a candy or two (or three) at this time of year?  Kids and adults alike will surely get their sugar fixes on Hallowe’en as they empty their loot and pick out their favourites.  Moms and Dads might secretly take a peek and inconspicuously enjoy an item from the stash.

In Japan, candies and treats are sweet in many ways.  Not only do they tickle the taste buds but they are beautifully created and presented, which make them all the more appealing.  Just looking at a box of traditional candies from Kyoto – ame (or hard sugar candies) –  will take your breath away.

We’ve selected a few of our favourite Japanese-inspired treats this Hallowe’en season, both for inspiration and some with recipes. They’re simple to make at home and can be enjoyed any time of the year. They also make for a memorable gift for many occasions.

Japanese Candy

Traditional
Japanese Candy

Japanese food is known for being presented beautifully.  Colourful traditional candies from Kyoto exemplify this.

Japanese Candy

Hinamatsuri
Flower Candy

Flower shaped candies are perfect for tying up in little goody bags to give away as small tokens of appreciation.

Japanese Candy

Mini Marshmallow
Japanese Candy

Try making these artsy marshmallow-inspired candies!

Japanese Candy

Sushi Treats

Grab your chopsticks!  You’ll impress them with these sushi treats.

By | 2017-07-15T19:52:35+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Great Food|1 Comment

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  1. Kevin March 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    OMG, I can’t handle how cute these candies are. The mini marshmallows and sushi in particular are great. Coloration on-point. The taste must be amazing.

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