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Six candied strawberries on skewers in front of Valentine's Day gift bags

How to Make Candied Strawberries

Candied strawberries are one of the easiest desserts you can make at home, and everyone loves them. They’re super simple – cook up the candy mixture, dip the berries, let them cool off and harden, and enjoy!
Course Dessert or snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candied strawberries, candied strawberries recipe, how to make candied strawberries, strawberry candy, strawberry candy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 candied strawberries
Calories 121kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Candy thermometer (optional)
  • Skewers or toothpicks


  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup corn syrup


  • Combine 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, and ¼ cup corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.
    Adding all ingredients to saucepan for candied strawberries
  • As soon as the sugar dissolves, turn the heat up and allow the mixture to simmer (lightly bubbling). While the mixture is heating, skewer 1 lb. of strawberries (or as many as you want to candy).
    Simmering ingredients in saucepan for candied strawberries
  • Heat the candy until it begins to bubble, thicken, and turn a golden, caramel-like color. A candy thermometer will read around 300°F when the mixture is to temperature. Otherwise, you can eyeball it.
    Caramelizing candied strawberries ingredients in saucepan
  • Quickly dip each strawberry (on skewers) in the candy coating and gently tap off any excess. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and allow to harden. Let it cool, then enjoy!
    Candied strawberries on skewers



  • Candy not hardening? Your mixture isn't hot enough! Let the candying mixture reach the right heat before dipping your berries. 
  • Quickly turn off the heat when your candying mixture is ready so it doesn't burn in your pan.
  • Use a candy thermometer to easily read the temperature of your candying mixture.
  • Clean the pan by soaking in water after you're done using the mixture.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg