How to Make Edible Candy Wrappers - Edible Cellophane - Making Edible Bioplastic
Recipe type: Confectionry
Imagine making your own cellophane sweet wrappers that are edible, and if you don't eat them will dissolve within days in the trash can. This is a foolproof way to make your own perfect edible candy wrappers.
- 400ml Cold water
- 10g Gelatin (powdered)
- 2.5ml Glycerin
- 25 x 10cm / 4 inch flat lids
- To start, pour the water into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water.
- Add the glycerin, in some countries called glycerol... make sure it's medical or food grade.
- The glycerin acts as a plasticizer and makes the gelatin flexible when it dries.
- Place the pot oven low heat and stir until the gelatin is totally dissolved. You can tell this when the liquid is absolutely clear and you can see the bottom of the pot clearly.
- Whatever you do, don't allow the mixture to boil.
- Remove the pot from the heat.
- Arrange your molds on the work surface. I am using 10cm takeaway lids, but you can use anything circular and flat with a slight ridge around the edge.
- Spoon 15mm of the gelatin mixture into each mold.
- Tilt the molds around to spread the gelatin mixture.
- This is where the patience comes in. The molds need to stand and dry until the edges of the film start to lift.
- This can take anything from 10 hours to 2 days depending on your weather, heat and humidity.
- Once you see the edges starting to lift, it's ready for the next step.
- Insert a toothpick or thin skewer under the edge of the thin film and run around the edge to lift it from the mold.
- And there it is, a perfect edible candy wrapper.
- Place the candy, in this case a block of nougat, a third into the wrapper, and wrap it up.
- Twist and crimp the ends using your fingernails to compress the twisted part closet to the candy.
- And there it is... perfect edible candy wrappers... and if not eaten 100% bio-degradable.