Chamoy Candy Recipe [These Are Delicious Snacks!]

I was recently introduced to Chamoy Candy. I was instantly hooked.

To the point where I just had to make my own.

So today, I would love to share my Chamoy Candy Recipe that will simply go down a treat!

What Do You Need To Make Chamoy Candy

Chamoy Sauce

You can either make your own or buy pre-made Chamoy sauce.

Powdered Sugar

Which helps to thicken the Chamoy sauce and give a thicker texture these candies taste best with!

Chile-lime Seasoning

Tajin is great here, or can make your own version with cayenne, ancho chile powder, and citric acid.

How To Make Chamoy Candy

Step One: Start by blending the powdered sugar and chamoy in a bowl until smooth.

Step Two: Then, add approximately 100 grams of candies into a container, introducing 1-2 teaspoons of the chamoy blend.

Step Three: Seal the container and shake for an even mix. Include 1-2 teaspoons of chile-lime seasoning to each container.

Step Four: Keep repeating until all the candies are used. Enjoy your treat!

What Does Chamoy Candy Taste Like?

Chamoy Candy offers spicy, tangy, sweet, salty, and umami flavors. Though the texture can range depending on the type of candies used.

What Candies Can You Use For Chamoy Candy?

The best candies to make Chamoy candy with are typically gummy candies, including gummy bears, worms and/or rings. Though hard candies are particularly delicious too.

Here are my recommendations:

  • Gummy Candies: These include gummy worms, gummy bears, gummy rings, or any other shape of gummy candy. The soft texture of gummies makes them a great choice for chamoy candy as they absorb the chamoy sauce well.
  • Hard Candies: Chamoy also pairs well with hard candies like lollipops. You can dip lollipops in chamoy sauce and let it dry for a sweet and tangy treat.
  • Fruit Candies: Candies that have a fruity flavor profile work particularly well with chamoy because its salty, spicy, and sour flavor complements the sweetness of the fruit. Examples include Jolly Ranchers, Skittles, or Starburst.
  • Sour Candies: If you’re a fan of sour candies, you might try using candies like Sour Patch Kids or sour gummy worms. The chamoy adds an extra layer of tanginess that complements the sourness of these candies.

How To Store Chamoy Candy

You can store Chamoy candy in an airtight container.

If you leave the container at room temperature, do consider that the candy will only remain fresh for a day or two.

You can leave Chamoy candy in the fridge, though it does alter the texture of the candy and will make it ‘harder’. Still, you will extend the shelf-life for a further week.

Chamoy Candy Recipe

Create delicious, uniquely flavored candies with this Chamoy candy recipe. Simultaneously sweet, salty, sour, and spicy!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
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Total Time5 minutes
Course: Snack
Keyword: Chamoy Candy Recipe


  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Measuring Spoon
  • 1 Serving Container (with Lid)


  • 1-3 Tablespoons Chamoy Sauce You can add additional tablespoons of Chamoy Sauce for more flavor.
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 100-250g Candy (gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy rings) Use a candy of choice; gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy rings work especially well.


  • Combine the powdered sugar and chamoy sauce in a mixing bowl. Mix together until there are no more clumps of sugar.
  • Add 100-250 grams of your candy to a container, along with 1-3 teaspoons of the chamoy/powdered sugar mix. Close the lid of the container and shake thoroughly
  • Open the lid and add the chile-lime seasoning. Close the lid and shake again to mix all together.


  • Be sure to experiment with different candies!
  • If you like spice feel free to add additional spices, such as chili powder! 
  • Likewise, if you prefer a milder candy, leave the chili seasoning out altogether!
  • Consider adding fruit; such as mango and papaya!


What is chamoy candy?

Chamoy candy is a type of Mexican treat made from candy (or fruit such as apricots or mangos) that are pickled and flavored with spices, chili, and sometimes lime juice.