Fruity, chewy jujube candy coated in decadent milk chocolate. Chocolate-covered jujubes are a tasty candy treat that are quick and easy to make. The fruity gummy candy and creamy chocolate are a delicious combination. Perfect for when you can’t decide between chewy gummies or chocolate. You only need two ingredients to make this chocolate shop treat.
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What are Chocolate Covered JuJubes?
Chocolate-covered jujubes are jujubes dipped in chocolate to form a chocolate shell on the sweet fruity, gummy candy.
The jujubes used for this creation are the classic Canadian jujube. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that jujubes in the USA are something totally different.
The Canadian jujube is a sweet and fruity gummy candy that is firmer and chewier than a gummy bear and quite a bit larger. They pack a punch of fruit flavour and are delicious with chocolate.
Jujubes can be found in several brands, and each brand will have its own flavours and shapes, but any of them will work fine for this recipe. For my American friends, the closest comparison would be the fruity gummy candy called Jujyfruits.
If you are unfortunate enough not to have these delicious gummies in your area, you can use almost any gummy candy in their place. You can’t go wrong with chocolate-covered gummy bears, dots, gumdrops, wine gums, Swedish berries, Swedish fish, or even gummy worms.
The larger candy will be easier and less time-consuming to coat with chocolate, but there really is no end to the possibilities.
For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
You only need two ingredients to make your own homemade chocolate-covered jujubes.
Chocolate melting wafers – You will want a good quality chocolate melting wafer to coat the jujubes. Melting wafers, or candy melts, melt easily and smoothly, creating a nice coating on anything you are dipping. You can use milk, dark, or even white chocolate if you prefer.
JuJubes – You can use a mix of flavours, or simply use your favourites from the pack. Try to choose nice, soft jujubes, as they will be easier to bite into after being coated with chocolate.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1 – Place the melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 20-second intervals, stirring between intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Place a jujube on the dipping tool and lower it into the melted chocolate.
Step 2 – Use the dipping tool to turn the jujube a few times, ensuring it is fully enrobed in chocolate. Then lift the jujube out of the chocolate. Tap the tool on the side of the bowl a couple of times to allow the excess chocolate to drip off the jujube, then place the chocolate-coated candy on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Repeat until the desired amount of jujubes are coated in chocolate.
Allow the chocolate to be fully set, then move the candy to an airtight container for storage.
Pro-Tip: If you want an extra thick layer of chocolate on your jujubes, wait until the first coat is fully set, then dip them in the chocolate again. Allow the second coating of chocolate to set before moving them to a container for storage.
Substitutions & Variations
Chocolate melting wafers – If you don’t have melting wafers, you can use a good quality chocolate chip instead. In order for them to melt smoothly, you may need to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening.
JuJubes – If you can’t find jujubes or want to experiment with different gummy fruit candies, there are endless treats you can try.
Almost any fruity gummy will taste great when coated with decadent chocolate. Of course, the larger gummies will be easier and take less time to coat. We suggest trying the following:
You could also use Swedish fish, gummy worms, or any other gummy candy you can find.
Round Chocolate Dipping Tool – You will need a tool to dip the jujube and remove it from the chocolate. The best tool I’ve found is a round dipping tool that is shaped like a little basket. The jujube fits inside nicely, so it doesn’t fall off, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off the jujube.
If you don’t have a dipping tool, you could use a fork instead.
Chocolate-covered jujubes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, and they should keep well for several months.
If you live in a warm climate and find that the chocolate melts at room temperature, you can store them in the refrigerator. After chilling, the chocolate may sweat when coming to room temperature, but it is still perfectly delicious and edible.
Top Tips & FAQS
These candies do not need to be refrigerated unless you live in a warm climate or you are making them during the hot summer months. They will be fine at room temperature in most climates.
As long as they are stored in an airtight container, these candies should keep for several months.
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Chocolate Covered JuJubes
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate for 20-second intervals stirring between intervals until melted and smooth.
- Place a jujube on your dipping tool and drop it into the chocolate. Turn the jujube until it is fully coated in chocolate, then use the dipping tool to lift the jujube out of the chocolate. Tap the tool on the side of the bowl a couple of times to allow the excess chocolate to drip off, then set the coated jujube on the lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining candy.
- Allow the chocolate to fully set, then move the jujubes to an airtight container for storage.
- If you want an extra thick chocolate coating, you can repeat the dipping process after the first coat has set. You will need another cup of chocolate to coat them all.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.