Tobacco Tea & Tobacco Candy Recipes

Use homegrown tobacco leaves to make simple tea and sweet tobacco candy.

By Susanne Reed, Ph.D.


November/December 2016

Dried tobacco

Use the natural tobacco tea from the first recipe to create delicious and unconventional tobacco candy.

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Tobacco Tea

Ingredients

• 2 cups water
• 1 tobacco leaf

Instructions

1. Heat water on stove. When water begins to boil, remove from heat and add tobacco leaf. Let steep until water turns light brown, and remove leaf.

Tobacco Candy

Ingredients

• 3 cups sugar or honey
• 1 cup Tobacco Tea
• 1 cup light corn syrup

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat, and stir continuously until sugar is completely dissolved. Continue to cook without stirring until a candy thermometer reaches 290 F, about 34 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Place wax paper on baking sheet or other flat surface. Pour mixture onto wax paper and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, break candy into pieces using your hands or a small hammer.


For more about tobacco in your recipes and this plant's properties, see: Growing Tobacco on a Small Scale.