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This dessert makes a sweet candied fruit and is popular in China
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 423 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Large saucepan
  • Skewers as needed
  • Fork
  • Candy thermometer



  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 oz strawberries
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • green grapes
  • limes and lemons


  • Wash and pat dry all fruits. Set aside.
  • Arrange fruit on a skewer (1-2 pieces depending on size of fruit).
  • Bring water and sugar mixture to a boil. Do not stir water as sugar will crystallize.
  • Using the candy thermometer, boil sugar water mixture until it reaches roughly 300 degrees. This can take about 5-10 minutes. Get a large bowl of ice water ready. Set that aside.
  • Once the sugar mixture has reached the desired temperature, dip fruit skewer into sugar mixture to coat the fruit. Dip immediately into the ice water (will harden immediately). Set on parchment paper and enjoy!


Serving: 4peopleCalories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 109gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 2gSugar: 105gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Tanghulu, candied fruit, chinese street food
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