How to make Sriracha & Whiskey Candy ninjas

By 12.17.13
Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Dumb moms everywhere claim you shouldn’t play with your food. If that’s the case though, why is Sriracha & Whiskey Candy shaped like a ninja? These easy to make candies are more fun than a barrel full of animal cracker monkeys.

With Sriracha taking a break to get their olfactory in order, it seemed important to stock up on everyone’s favorite chili sauce. This week will feature three different things to do with the rooster, ranging from fun to dumb.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Today’s is obviously fun, but the candy actually tastes damn good. I used STilL 630 Rally Point to match the spiciness of the rye to that of the Sriracha. The last thing you need in something comprised of sugar and corn syrup is bourbon.

People complained about not being able to get drunk of my Rice Whiskey Treats, and I’m expecting to hear the same whining this week. These aren’t meant to replace your weekly jello shots. The whiskey just adds a nice flavor touch.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

I used to trade crack spreads back in my days as a slave to the man. Even in the sweet world of freelance writing and non-profit work I still find myself selling crack. Luckily this time it refers to a candy density.

This was my first time ever attempting to make candy. I didn’t even know one of those thermometers existed until recently. Whoever invented it should be given a hardy handshake and an few Arch cards because it makes cooking candy absurdly easy.

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

Most reasonable people would have used silicone molds to form their candy. Well, I’ve never been called reasonable before and don’t see a reason to start now.

I got these ninja cookie cutters for Christmas from a co-worker at Open Heart Magic and wanted to put them to use immediately. What better way to to test their might than by making Sriracha & Whisky Candy ninjas?

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

The downside to cookie cutters instead of molds is that some of the molten candy leaks underneath the edges. Luckily you can pull it off without any trouble so they look perfect.

There’s only thing left to do…

Colin Joliat

Colin Joliat


 

What, you don’t all spend your Sundays making ninja-shaped Sriracha & Whiskey Candy? Then who fights to the death in front of your R.Kelly apron? No one? Sunday Funday my ass.

You’ll find the consistency isn’t that of rock candy even though the thermometer claims it should be, but you didn’t do anything wrong. It happens because of the Sriracha and whiskey. Thanks to Erin at Olives are for Dinner for the non-ninja recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup corn syrup
  • 1 TB sriracha
  • 1 TB whisky
  • cooking spray, for the mold

Instructions

  1. Grease ninja cookie cutters with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the sugar, water and corn syrup in a small saucepan, then heat over medium high heat.
  3. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan making sure it doesn’t touch the bottom.
  4. Check 16 times to make sure it’s in the liquid but not touching the pan.
  5. Remove from heat immediately at 300 degrees.
  6. Stir in Sriracha and STilL 630 whiskey.
  7. Pour mixture into molds; work very quickly or you’ll ruin everything.
  8. Allow the candies to fully harden before removing from the mold.
  9. Prop R.Kelly apron up as judge for Mortal Kombat.
  10. Force ninjas to fight for your entertainment.
  11. Eat the loser.
  12. Eat the winner.
  13. Make more.
  14. Store in an airtight container.

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