4 tablespoons Wildly Organic expeller-pressed coconut oil
1/2 cup Wildly Organic coconut syrup
3/4 cup organic sugar or Wildly Organic coconut sugar
3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger or use 1 ½ tablespoons dried ginger
Melt the oil, syrup, and sugar together over medium-high heat. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
Add the ginger and cook to the desired stage. Watch the thermometer closely.
If using the softball stage for soft chews, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease paper with coconut oil.
If using the hard-crack stage for lollipops, prepare your sucker molds or you can make them "freehand" them by lining a cookie sheet with parchment and placing the sucker sticks on them.
Pour the candy syrup into the mold. If you are free-handing the suckers, carefully pour in a circle shape over the sucker sticks. Work quickly, and be very careful of the hot liquid.
Allow to cool completely.
Cut soft ginger chews into 32 equal pieces. Wrap each piece in a bit of parchment paper to keep them from sticking to each other.
Wrap the suckers in individual parchment paper pieces to keep from sticking together.
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 4 weeks.
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