Are you obsessed with ginger chews like I am? I love to buy them at Trader Joe’s! They are such a satisfying little treat with their perfect chewiness and burst of fresh ginger flavor. I really love ginger in just about anything because it gives such warm spice to whatever you add it to.
When I saw this recipe for Candied Ginger from America’s Test Kitchen I had a feeling that the resulting sweet would be very similar to my much-loved store-bought chews. This homemade version punches you with even more of a spicy ginger kick. Also, as a bonus, if you save the syrup that you get after boiling the ginger, it is the perfect addition to cocktails, oatmeal, whipped cream or anything else you can think of that could use a sweet ginger jolt.
Ginger Chews and Ginger Simple Syrup
Keywords: snack healthy ginger candy
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/4 cup sugar
- ginger (as much as you would like to slice and make)
Peel ginger and slice into nickel-sized pieces.
In a small saucepan, combine the water and 2 cups of sugar and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Place ginger into syrup and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain ginger into a colander over a bowl to reserve the ginger simple syrup for later use.
Place ginger pieces onto waxed paper in a single layer and allow to dry about 5 hours or until just tacky when you touch it.
Toss ginger in remaining sugar to coat.
Store in airtight container.
peel and slice ginger
strain ginger in colander over bowl to reserve syrup
lay ginger in a single layer on piece of wax paper and allow to dry
once dry, toss in remaining sugar
What would you do with ginger simply syrup?