Making Japanese Candy at Home: A Complete Guide

Japanese candies are expertly crafted with great care. Instead of synthetic flavors and colors, they frequently consist of natural components. These Japanese candies are ideal if you want to try something different from what you often purchase at your neighborhood grocery store. So many delectable options are available, and they are all so distinctive. There is a japanese candy for everyone, whether you want fruity flavors or something a little saltier. Therefore, before making Japanese candy, decide on the type of candy you want.

Instructions for Making Japanese Candy at Home

This article will show you how to make two types of candy; hard milk candy and mochi balls.

Hard milk candy

Hard milk candy has a milk-like flavor and is very well-liked both in Japan and overseas. If you want the real kind, the shipment can be pricey; overall, this kind of confectionery can be expensive. See whether you can satisfy your craving for hard milk candy by making Japanese candy of your version using condensed milk.


  • One cup of sugar
  • One cup of condensed milk
  • A quarter cup of milk
  • One cup of nuts
  • One tablespoon of vanilla
  • Candy pot
  • Candy tray
  • Wooden spoon
  • 114 grams of butter

Action 1

Add butter to a cooking pan and spread it evenly inside the cookie pan. That prevents the sweets from subsequently sticking as you continue with the process.

Action 2

Over medium heat, combine the milk, sugar, and condensed milk. It will require frequent stirring to prevent burning. The mixture will thicken and separate from the pan’s sides as it cooks.

Action 3

Put vanilla and nuts in your candy pot. Combine the two ingredients well so that no vanilla swirls are visible.

Action 4

Fill the candy tray with the candy. The candy can extend to the tray’s sheet lip.

Action 5

Let the candy lay down. After around 60 minutes at room temperature, you can cover it and put it in the refrigerator if you like. The candy should be hard after 24 hours, and then you can split it into pieces and consume it.

Mochi balls

If you’re looking for a homemade Japanese candy recipe, try these mochi balls with red bean paste.


  • One cup of rice flour
  • One cup of water
  • Half a cup of sugar
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • Red bean paste

Action 1

Add water, baking powder, rice flour, and sugar into a big bowl and combine perfectly to create a glutinous dough.

Action 2

Knead the dough for 5 minutes on a surface you lightly dust with flour. Next, one must roll the dough into a thin sheet using a rolling pin.

Action 3

Position a ball of red bean paste in the center of each square created by cutting the dough sheet into little squares.

Action 4

Wet your hands, grab the corners of each square, bring them together in the center, and press to seal to form the mochi balls.

Action 5

Allow the balls to rest for 30 minutes on a lightly dusted surface.

Action 6

Add four cups of water and heat to simmering in a big pot or dutch oven. Carefully put the mochi balls into the water and cook until they float to the top. That should take about 3 minutes.

Action 7

With a slotted spoon, remove from the saucepan and let cool a bit before eating.


The possibilities are endless when it comes to making Japanese candy. Therefore, it’s time to do some groundwork on some of the incredible Japanese candy recipes that are accessible. Avoid using ingredients that you or people around you are allergic to when making candy at home.



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