ginger chews recipe

Fiery Ginger Chews

  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 20 Chews 1x


A delicious and fiery, homemade chewy ginger sweet that is easy to make and has a small list of ingredients.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh, grated ginger;
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 glucose syrup (or honey)
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour


  1. Create the Ginger decocotion. In a medium-sized pot, add the grated ginger and water and allow to simmer until approximately half the water has evaported – not more than that). Strain and keep 1 cup of the decoction for the ginger chews (this should take approx 30 mins)
  2. Grease a small baking dish with coconut oil or butter and set aside.
  3. In a clean, medium-sized pot, add the ginger decoction, the sugar and glucose syrup and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Bring to a gentle simmer and avoid stirring.
  5. Using a candy thermometer, keep an eye on the temperature – allow the mixture to heat up to 124 degrees Celsius or 255 degrees Fahrenheit. Once it has reached that temperature, remove immediately and pour into the glass dish.
  6. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, peel it out of the baking dish and using a sharp knife (you can warm it in water) slice the chews into bite-sized strips.
  7. Dust in the cornflour/icing sugar mixture and store in an airtight container.