Home
The Best Candy Cap Recipes That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth
Lifestyle

The Best Candy Cap Recipes That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

Seraiah Alexander
Seraiah Alexander
July 04, 2024
3 min

Mushrooms are typically known for their earthy, umami flavor, but candy caps bring a sweet surprise to the table. With notes of maple syrup and caramel, these unique mushrooms open up a world of dessert possibilities that will leave you craving more. 

Whether you managed to forage these delightful wonders or you managed to snag a few at your local specialty shop, these recipes will help you make the most of their distinct sweetness in a variety of dishes.

Cooking with candy caps

cc 1

Candy caps are incredibly versatile, giving you so many ways to enhance your recipes. One of the most popular ways to use candy caps is by drying them and grinding them into a powder, which can be added to cookies, cakes, and ice creams. Candy caps can also be steeped in liquids, like cream, milk, and even spirits, offering a delectable infusion of mapley flavor. Or, you can create a candy cap syrup or extract by simmering them in water or alcohol, and then straining the mixture, which can be used to enhance the flavor of various baked goods. However you decide to use them, candy caps are sure to elevate your desserts to the next level.


Get shroomer news, stories, and more in your inbox


Salted pecan candy cap sables

cookies 1

Image source: Bojon Gormet

Ground candy cap mushrooms add a delightful twist to these buttery, crumbly sables, making them a crowd favorite. Each cookie is finished off with a sprinkle of flakey sea salt to enhance the sweet and nutty flavors. Chilling the dough logs will help you achieve clean, even slices and prevent the cookies from spreading too much when they cook.


Candy cap caramels

caramels 1

Image source: Forager Chef

These luxurious caramels are perfect for gifting, with the aromatic flavor of candy caps permeating each bite. When making these, ensure accurate temperature readings on your thermometer to achieve the perfect caramel consistency without burning or overcooking.


Candy cap blondies

blondies 1

Image source: Hummingbird High

Enjoy a sophisticated sweet treat with these blondies, combining candy cap mushrooms and dark chocolate for the most delightful dessert. Candy caps are steeped in brown butter to infuse the recipe with their unique flavor, creating a rich, aromatic base for the recipe.


Candy cap waffles with sauteed maple apples

waffles 1

Image source: Cali Girl Cooking

Indulge in these gourmet Belgian waffles, enhanced with candy cap sugar and topped with sautéed maple apples, finished with fresh whipped cream. While this recipe calls for premade candy cap sugar, you can make your own by mixing the mushrooms with regular white sugar and letting it sit for a day to infuse.


Candy cap tres leches

tresleches 1

Image source: Forager Chef

A delightful take on a classic, this tres leches cake incorporates candy cap mushrooms for an unforgettable dessert experience. Allow the candy caps to steep in the milk mixture overnight to fully develop the flavor, and make sure to strain it through a fine sieve to remove any mushroom particles for a smoother texture.


Candy cap infused ice cream

icecream 1

Image source: Epicurious

Ice cream is the perfect vessel for infusing flavors, especially when it comes to the subtle, maple-like taste of candy cap mushrooms. When making this recipe, allow the custard to chill completely in the refrigerator before churning to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.


Candy cap cupcakes

cupcake 1

Image source: Cupcake Project

These sweet and moist cupcakes are enhanced with the distinct sweetness of candy caps that pair perfectly with a creamy frosting. Dehydrated candy caps are simmered in sugar water to create a syrup that infuses both the cakes and frosting. This recipe is perfect for special occasions or for those seeking to explore new flavors in their baking. 


Mushrooms for dessert, anyone?

Incorporating candy cap mushrooms into desserts offers a delightful twist that is sure to impress. Their unique flavor profile pairs well with many classic recipes, providing an unexpected yet delicious element. Who says mushrooms only need to be included in savory recipes? So go ahead, give these recipes a try, and let the sweet, aromatic allure of candy cap mushrooms transform your favorite desserts. Embrace the unexpected and enjoy the delicious results!


Tags

food
Seraiah Alexander

Seraiah Alexander

Content Editor

Table Of Contents

1
Cooking with candy caps
2
Salted pecan candy cap sables
3
Candy cap caramels
4
Candy cap blondies
5
Candy cap waffles with sauteed maple apples
6
Candy cap tres leches
7
Candy cap infused ice cream
8
Candy cap cupcakes
9
Mushrooms for dessert, anyone?

Related Posts

No More Soggy Shrooms: How to Cook Crispy, Golden-Brown Mushrooms
July 22, 2024
3 min

Our TeamAbout Us