Ginger Chews

Therapeutic Thursday

I have been taking a course offered through Vintage Remedies. They shared a recipe that sounded great and gingerly. Ginger Chews. I had to try. It did not disappoint.

Why ginger chews? Ginger has anti-inflammatory benefits.It aids in reducing inflammation with both arthritic and respiratory. This root also supports a healthy digestive system and reduces nausea and vomiting.

Here’s the ingredients:

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I weighed the ginger to be slightly over the 1 ounce to account for peeling the root. I then chopped up the ginger. The first batch I did fine, but medium to course will work just fine.

Set up the cooling dish by lightly oiling the bottom of a loaf pan with coconut oil. I used a 9×9 pan, if a loaf pan isn’t handy. Then add parchment paper over the bottom and oil the paper with coconut oil. Now, we’re ready to make the chews.

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The first process is infusing the ginger in the coconut oil. My first batch I did on medium heat and the ginger turned brown to dark brown. It didn’t affect the taste, but the color of the chews were darker. The second batch I heated the oil and ginger on a low temperature and the color of the chews was more tan than brown. You’re just warm up the oil. You will need to heat the oil with ginger for 20 minutes…just watch it and stir as on occasion.  Enjoy yourself at this stage, the smell of ginger is heavenly.

4After 20 minutes, take the pan off the heat and strain the ginger out of the oil. Combine the organic sugar and honey with the oil and bring to boil using a medium to high heat.  Enjoy yourself at this stage, the smell of ginger is heavenly.

5This is where you need the candy thermometer, you need to bring the temperature of the mixture  up to 245ยบ (soft-ball stage).  Enjoy yourself at this stage, the smell of ginger is heavenly.

6Take the mixture and pour in the prepared pan. Let it cool to set up.

8Each batch can make up to 32 squares. I used a pizza cutter and had better success than cutting with a knife. After it’s cut in squares, wrap them in wax paper. Did I already say, enjoy yourself at this stage, the smell of ginger is heavenly.

Ginger Chews

Store in mason jar or air tight container for up to six weeks. I don’t know if I should be honest and say my family loved them so much we went through one batch in one day. You’ll probably see visions of a wild and crazy group hyped-up on ginger…well you’d be right.  So, I hid the second batch. 

So, got ginger? Are you gonna try? Please share, if you do. I would love to hear about your experience.