I saw a post where someone asked if Skittles could be infused. I took this as a challenge. No, I didn’t want to take the easy route by just spraying the skittles with the tincture. My thought process was to make a powder from the skittles and infuse it like you would make canna sugar — tada Skittle Dust” Several of my candy recipes will call for Skittle dust, so keep this for reference.
Infused Skittles Dust
- High-Speed Blender – A high powered blender is needed to grind the skittles to a dust form. I originally tried using my coffee grinder but I ended up burning up the motor.
- preheat oven to lowest temp (180 F)
- Sort the different flavors of skittles.
- Place the skittles in the blender and blend until a fine powder.
- The ratio of sugar to cornstarch is ½ cup of canna sugar, ½ tbs of cornstarch blended will equal 1 cup of powdered sugar.
- Spread dust onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in a preheated oven.
- Stir frequently until dried.
- Place the dust in a blender with canna sugar and cornstarch. Blend till a fine powder.
Now that I have “Skittle Dust”, I was ready to try infusing in two different ways.
Sort out a color from the Skittles and place it in the blender with canna sugar. Take the powder and add tincture. I was only using one color and had approx ¼ cup of dust. Therefore, I only used approx tsp of tincture. I attempted to dry in the oven similar to making cannasugar. But, the mixture never dried but turned to a taffy-like consistency. Cool to touch. Roll the mixture to ¼” thickness. Using a large metal drinking straw, cut out circles of the candy. You can also roll into a rope form and use a pizza cutter to cut small pieces to roll into balls.
These candies are super-tasting and have the consistency of skittles minus the hard candy shell.
My next infusion is to take the “Skittle Dust” and make Pixie Stixs.