Breathe in; breathe out. Can you feel it? Spring is in the air! This means brighter days, colorful wardrobes, floral everything, and Easter! If you’re anything like us, you’ve already started dreaming in pastel colors and whipping out your favorite floral prints. To take advantage of the extra daylight these days, we’ve got delightful candied pineapple rings that are perfect for some Easter snacking! Follow along below to make your own color-dipped candied fruits, or buy some candied fruit from the store and make it a dunking party! Whichever method you decide, they’re sure to be a hit (:
- 1 can pineapple rings
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- chocolate candy melt (in assorted colors)
- In a large sauce pan, bring water and sugar to a boil.
- Add pineapple rings and let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. Stir and flip the slices occasionally.
- Transfer slices to a baking pan and bake at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60-90 minutes.
- Remove slices and let cool on a wire rack.
- When slices have cooled, coat them in a bowl of granulated sugar.
- Heat up the chocolate candy melts according to the package directions.
- When your melt is ready, dunk in the rings. Let harden on parchment paper.
- Top off with sprinkles.
First things first, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add in pineapple rings, and let simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. Stir and flip the slices occasionally.
It’s time to transfer them to the oven! At this point, the slices should look caramelized and glossy. Once they’re on the baking pan, bake at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60-90 minutes.
The rings should look softly toasted and a little gelatinous. Remove the slices from the baking pan, and let them cool on a wire rack.
When slices have completely cooled, coat them in a bowl of granulated sugar.
Now for the fun part! Heat up the chocolate candy melts according to the directions on the package. When your melt is ready, dunk in the rings! Top off with some sprinkles, and let harden on parchment paper.
YUM. I love how they look like mini delectable donuts (:
Serve them in a bowl.
Or line them up. Bon appétit!
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DIY Production + Styling: Karen Pham
Photography: Kurt Andre