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.