Konpeito: 4 Recommended Ways to Use the Sugar Candy

Konpeito (金平糖)” is a traditional Japanese confection or Wagashi with about 400 years of history. It is a small colored sugar candy covered with tiny bulges.

Because of its beautiful appearance, Konpeito isn’t only popular among children in Japan, but in recent years, it has gained popularity in many countries.

4 Recommended Uses of Konpeito


Since Konpeito is made from sugar and is colorful, it can be substituted for sugar, used in various ways.

The use of Konpeito in foods and drinks could draw people’s attention as it is attractive and eye-catching.

Today, for those who are interested in such usage of Konpeito, I will introduce how Japanese people use the treats.

As a Topping in Plain Yogurt 

Plain Yogurt with Fruits and KonpeitoImage: Rakuten Recipe

As mentioned above, Konpeito can be used as a replacement for sugar. What is better, it is fascinating.

Therefore, when the sweets are added to plain yogurt in place of sugar with various fruits, the dessert will be full of a tropical atmosphere that is perfect for the summer season.

In Champagne

Champagne with KonpeitoImage: wakako-delicious-salon.com

Konpeito has such a sophisticated look that the sweets pair well with champagne without damaging the elegance of the drink.

Just add some Konpeito to a glass of champagne, and the sugar candy makes the alcohol more elegant. 

In Cookies

Cookies with Konpeito Image: cookpad.com

Konpeito is colorful and lovely. So if the sweets are used in cookies, your children will show more interest than usual, being excited at that.

For Coffee and Black Tea

Black Tea with KonpeitoImage: cookpad.com

When you invite your friends to your home, serve a cup of black tea or coffee with Konpeito. And they will surely be pleased to see that.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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