How To Make Watermelon Rind Candy at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Have you ever thought to make something from the peel of watermelon? I don’t think you did because most of the people think it is a waste. One day, I was eating watermelon and I thought to make something from Watermelon Rind.

I searched over the internet and got to know that the watermelon rind is actually very good for health. It reduces blood pressure and it is rich in fiber. These rinds also help in strengthening immunity. And if you are trying to lose weight, then this watermelon rinds can really help you I the process as well.

So I collected all the Watermelon Rinds and started making these candies at home. And when I gave them to my kids, they all loved it. So I thought to share the Watermelon Rind Candy recipe with you all over here.

But first, you have to gather all the ingredients require to make Watermelon Rind Candy at Home.

Ingredients For Watermelon Rind Candy

Ingredients Amount
Watermelon Rind4 Cups
Water1 1/4 Cup 
Salt2 tsp
Sugar2 Cups
Peeled Lemon1

These ingredients are very easy to collect and you will get all these from your local retailer very easily. It takes hours to make these amazing candies at home. So I’ve mentioned the exact time durations below.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
4 Hours1 Hours5 Hours

Now is the turn of my favorite part. Yes, you are correct! let’s start making these beautiful Watermelon Rind candies.

Watermelon Rind Candy Recipe

Watermelon Rind Candy recipe
  1. In a pot, boil the rinds with water for 5 minutes and cover the pot. Drain the water after boiling.
  2. When the rinds are boiled, cool them and cover with brine water and salt. Set aside for 6 hours.
  3. Repeat the process several times and cover the rind with water, until it tenders.
  4. Add sugar, water, and lemon peel in a saucepan. Cook the mixture until the you drop a scoop in cold water and it forms a softball.
  5. In the mixture add rinds, stir the mixture accordingly.
  6. Cook the mixture the syrup forms long thread and remove the rind.
  7. To coat the rind place it in the sugar coating and store them in an airtight container for a long period.

Finally, Watermelon Rind Candy is ready. Make these candies at your home and I bet that your kids will love it.

Nutritional Facts Of Watermelon Rind Candy

Talking about nutrition, these candies are not at all bad for you and your family. In fact, watermelon rind is really good for your health as I have mentioned above.

But for some health-conscious people like me who really want to know the proper details, here is the nutritional breakdown of these candies.


How To Make Watermelon Rind Candy at Home | Video

This recipe can be made very easily but still, I will insist you to at least watch this video so that you can make it even better. Here is the video.

Video By Donald Porta

I hope this Candy recipe video will help you. Do try to make these candies at home and tell us about your experiences in the comment box below. Till then, stay safe and tune in for more such recipes.

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