Candied Strawberries Recipe

April 15, 2018Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 16 Strawberries

I love these candied strawberries! They’re absolutely gorgeous and easy to make. Strawberries are already so delicious on their own, but you’ve never truly enjoyed a strawberry until you’ve cracked into this crunchy sugar glaze–It’s such a unique treat.

You’ll have to make these at home because finding them in a shop will be next to impossible — and it’s best to enjoy these right away to truly experience the amazing crunchy texture. These would be fantastic for parties—you can put the strawberries on a lollipop stick and use a cake pop stand to hold and display them—guaranteed to impress your guests. Since strawberries don’t have a protective skin like apples, they’re only good for about 2 hours from the time you make them, so plan accordingly when you make these.

Candied Strawberries Recipe

Candied Strawberries Recipe

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Candied Strawberries Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 16 Strawberries

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 16 Fresh Strawberries

Method

  • 1)

    The strawberries should be very fresh – wash the strawberries and dry them very well, use a paper towel to dry off each one, if there’s water on the skin the sugar syrup won’t stick to it.

  • 2)

    Insert toothpicks, lollipop sticks or skewers into the stem end of each strawberry and gently pull the leaves away from the strawberries.

  • 3)

    Place 1 Cup of Sugar and ¼ Cup of Water into a small sauce pan, clip on your candy thermometer and use medium-high heat to boil mixture until it reaches 300ºF (hard crack stage) then turn the heat to the lowest setting.

  • 4)

    Quickly & carefully dip the strawberries into the syrup & twist to make sure it’s completely covered (avoid the leaves), let any excess syrup drip off and set them on parchment paper to cool and harden. If you want them to look perfect all around, insert the sticks into a large piece of styrofoam or cake pop stand so they can harden upright. Be very careful working with the syrup since it’s extremely hot.

  • 5)

    The candied strawberries will only take a few minutes to harden and they should be enjoyed within 2 hours, you can keep them in the refrigerator if you’re not serving them immediately. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  • Cheyanne

    January 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    When I made this using the recipe you provided, the sugar mixture never hardened on the strawberries. They have been sitting for almost 2 hours. Why is this?

    1. Van

      January 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Cheyanne, if the sugar syrup didn’t harden it’s because you didn’t get the sugar to hard crack stage. Did you use a candy thermometer and the sugar reached 300F?

  • debby buster

    February 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    can you use this on any fruit

    1. Van

      February 21, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Debby, yes you could use this coating on any fruit, but some will just start to weep sooner than others. Raspberries and blackberries would probably have to be eaten as soon as it cools since the skin is very thin. I hope you experiment and let me know how it goes 😀

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