Simple Guide to Crafting Homemade Starburst Edibles - Ongrok

Craft Your Candy: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Starburst

Posted on June 04 2024

Ever crave that sweet and chewy burst of flavor but want a more grown-up version? Look no further than homemade Starburst edibles! 

These delicious treats offer a fun and creative way to enjoy your favorite flavors with a little extra kick.

In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about how to make Starburst edibles. We'll provide a simple recipe, handy tips, and fun customization options. 

So, grab your mixing bowls and get ready to unleash your inner candy maker.

What are Starburst Edibles?

Starburst edibles are candies infused with a botanical extract, typically for recreational purposes. 

They capture the taste and texture of the classic Starburst candy but with an added effect. It's a discreet and delicious way to enjoy the effects of your chosen botanical.

Why Make Your Own Starburst Edibles?

  • Control the ingredients. You choose exactly what goes into your treats, from the quality of the botanical extract to the sugar content.
  • Customization. Experiment with different flavors, colors, and potencies to create the perfect edible for you.
  • Cost-effective. Making edibles can be significantly cheaper than buying them from a dispensary.

How to Make Starburst Edibles

Starburst Ingredients 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp citric acid
  • 3 Tbsp infused butter or MCT oil 
  • ¼ tsp lecithin
  • 1/8 tsp guar gum
  • Candy flavoring of your choice
  • Food coloring

      Decarboxylation & Infusion Note

      Before you begin, it's important to prepare your infusion. The quickest way to do this is to decarb your chosen herb. (Our Decarboxylator Machine is a fantastic tool for this step, ensuring a precise and mess-free decarboxylation process.)

      Once your herbs are ready, it's time to proceed to the infusion. Simply use the decarboxylated herbs, your choice of fat (butter or oil), and the ONGROK Botanical Infuser

      Depending on how strong you want it, your oil should be successfully infused in about an hour. 

      Remember, herb strengths vary, so starting lower and working your way up as required is best.

      Step-by-Step Guide

      Lightly grease your silicone molds, like the ONGROK Mini Mold Kit, with cooking spray or oil to prevent sticking.

      1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat. 
      2. Stir gently until everything dissolves and a thick syrup forms.
      3. Once the mixture starts bubbling, stop stirring and add a candy thermometer. You want the sugar mixture to reach 245°F (softball stage). This can take up to 15 minutes, so be patient!
      4. Once the syrup reaches temperature, remove it from heat and let it cool slightly (it should stop bubbling).
      5. Add the citric acid, cream of tartar, lecithin, infused butter or oil, and guar gum. 
      6. Stir until everything is mixed evenly. 
      7. Whisk in your chosen candy flavoring and food coloring.
      8. Carefully pour the hot mixture into the prepared silicone molds for perfectly shaped Starbursts.
      9. Let the mixture cool completely at room temperature for several hours or until it hardens. The gummies will firm up as they set.
      10. If the Starburst edibles remain too soft, place them in the fridge. 
      11. Store your edibles in an airtight container.

      Enjoy Responsibly

      Once your Starburst edibles are set, it's time to enjoy.

      Remember, edibles can take longer to take effect than inhaled botanicals. Start with a low dose (around half a gummy) and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more.

      Customization Corner: Make it Your Own

      The beauty of homemade edibles is the ability to personalize them. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

      • Fruity Fusions. Experiment with different candy flavorings to create your own unique flavor combinations.
      • Color Splash. Divide the mixture into separate bowls to create different colored Starbursts. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir until evenly distributed.
      • Flavor Layering. Boost your flavor game by layering different flavored mixtures in your molds. 
      • Double the Fun. Dip your finished Starburst edibles in melted chocolate for an extra sweet treat.

      Tips for Making the Perfect Starburst Edibles

      Making Starburst edibles at home is a fun and rewarding experience. Employ these expert tips to ensure your creations turn out perfectly every time.

      • Don't overheat the sugar mixture. This can result in burnt candy with a bitter taste.
      • Use a candy thermometer for accurate temperature measurement.
      • Let the candy cool completely before removing it from the molds.
      • Store your Starburst edibles in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

      Ready to Create Your Candy Confection?

      With a little practice and creativity, you'll be a Starburst edible pro in no time. 

      Remember, the ONGROK Botanical Infuser Machine and Decarboxylator Machine are perfect tools for creating high-quality infused butter or oil for tasty treats.

      Visit the ONGROK shop to explore our full range of tools.

      Get started on your Starburst edible adventures today!


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