How to Make Candied Carrots for Decorating & Snacking
Recipe type: Candy
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These candied carrots are a deliciously simple, and a fun way to decorate your cake. They add a touch of bright color, are nicely sweetened and have the texture of fruit leather.
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for decorating (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 large carrots
  • cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper , lightly spray with cooking oil.
  2. Clean carrots and cut to desired shape. (see notes)
  3. In a heavy saucepan, add water and sugar, bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  4. Add carrots, lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, drain and transfer to a baking sheet.
  6. Arrange carrots so they are flat and not touching.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until translucent. Sprinkle with sugar and let cool.
Grate - for sprinkling effect
Slice - for snacks
Peel - for making curly-Q's

**For Curly-Q's - While the carrots are still hot, wrap around the handle of a wooden spoon, then slide it off and let cool.
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