Tanghulu (meaning “candied haws” in Mandarin) refers to a traditional treat of fruit coated in hardened sugar on skewers and sold by Chinese street vendors. Sweet, tangy and crunchy, these citrusy treats are fun to make and are a delightful dessert or afternoon snack for kids.
2-3 Hale Groves Honey-Sweet Tangerines, Mandarins or Gold Nuggets
1½ c. granulated sugar
¾ c. water
- Thread three tangerines onto wooden skewers and set aside.
- Stir together sugar and water in a small pot and set over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat until syrup reaches 300°F (about 8-10 minutes).
- Tilt pot until sugar pools and swirl tangerine skewers in syrup until fruit is coated. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow to cool until sugar coating hardens (about 5-10 minutes). Enjoy!