Easy Microwave Turkish Delight

This Turkish Delight recipe is a sweet treat that's surprisingly a breeze to make, find out how we did it!
1–2 dozen
Wait Time
2 Hrs
Active Time
40 Mins

In C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Turkish Delight was mentioned more than enough times to make anyone’s mouth water.

Also known as “lokum”, these addicting, gelatinized cubes with a gummy interior is strikingly similar to jellybeans and are dusted with powdered sugar. Most recipes make use of rosewater, lemons, and even pomegranate to flavor these jelly cubes, but in our recipe, we used vanilla and almond extract.

  • 2 ½ cups cold water
  • ¾ cup cornstarch + ½ cup, for dusting candy squares
  • 3 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 drops red or pink liquid food coloring
  • cooking spray or neutral oil, for greasing
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
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