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 of making something from the peel of watermelon? I don’t think you might have, as 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 is rich in fiber. These rinds also help in strengthening immunity. And if you are trying to lose weight, then these watermelon rinds can really help you surely.

To make watermelon rind candy, boil the watermelon rind in water repeatedly several times. Add sugar, lemon peel and water to a saucepan and cook it. Add rinds to this mixture and cook until tender. Take out the rind and let it cool in an airtight container and your watermelon rind candy is ready.

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Ingredients For Watermelon Rind Candy

  • 4 cups of Watermelon Rind
  • 1-1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoon Salt
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 Peeled Lemon

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 To Make Watermelon Rind Candy?

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.

Steps To Make Watermelon Rind Candy

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 them 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 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 a 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 them.

Nutritional Breakdown of 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. Here is the nutritional composition of the recipe

Calories222
Protein0.3 g
Carbohydrates56.2 g
Fats0.2 g
Cholesterol0 g
Sodium74.9 mg

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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