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Persimmon Candy is a gluten free, chewy, sweet, rich caramel.
5 from 2 votes

Persimmon Candy

Rich, tangy, sweet with deep notes of cinnamon - this chewy candy is a treat made with wild persimmons found in the Midwest.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerating Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Calories 17 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup persimmon pulp
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Put sugar, milk, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook syrup to 236F until it reaches the soft ball stage.

  2. Stir in the persimmon pulp and bring the temperature back to 240F.

  3. Turn off heat and beat in vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until mixture cools and is only slightly warm.

  4. Turn candy onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log. Or press into silicone candy molds.

  5. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Slice log into desired pieces or remove candy from molds.

Nutrition Facts
Persimmon Candy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 28mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.