What is Churchkhela Candy?

What is Churchkhela Candy?

Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 5th Sep 2023

Churchkhela is a traditional Georgian sweet snack often referred to as "Georgian candy" or "nut-stuffed candy." It is also popular in other countries in the South Caucasus region, such as Armenia and Azerbaijan, where it goes by different names.

Churchkhela is made by stringing together nuts, typically walnuts or almonds, onto a thread or string. The nuts are then dipped repeatedly into a thick, sweet, and tangy syrup made from grape juice or fruit juice (usually grape or mulberry) that has been thickened with flour or cornstarch and sometimes flavored with spices like cinnamon or cloves. Each dip and coating is allowed to dry and harden before another layer is added. This process is repeated several times until the candy reaches the desired size and thickness.

Once the syrup-coated nuts have been built up into a long, cylindrical shape on the string, the churchkhela is typically hung to dry. After it has hardened completely, it can be cut into smaller sections for serving. The result is a chewy, sweet outer layer with a nutty interior. Churchkhela is often enjoyed as a snack or dessert, and it's a popular treat during festivals and holidays in the region.

Churchkhela comes in various flavors and shapes, and its ingredients can vary slightly depending on regional and personal preferences. It is a unique and delicious confection with a long history in the South Caucasus region.

Churchkhela and Chocolate

Discover a real gastronomic sensation - Churchkhela and chocolate. 

What Does Churchkhela Taste like?

Chewy and not too sweet it tastes fruity and not tart. Almost like a savory gummy it is satisfying. Made on a string for easy carrying this is a classic candy from the Caucasus.

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