Strawberry Tanghulu Recipe

Tanghulu Recipe (aka Candied Strawberries)

This Strawberry Tanghulu Recipe is so fun, so good, and so easy to make.

Tanghulu Strawberries are crunchy candied strawberries… juicy, ripe strawberries are covered in a crunchy candy shell… and they are just magic.

How could that not be good? A super crunchy candy shell over a delicious juicy strawberry… holy yum.

I’m telling you that you will never eat another candy apple again… because really, candy apples always seem like a great idea, but they never are very good are they??? 

But these are! So good. I highly recommend you make these for your sweethearts this year because…

Valentines Day is coming!! And also because these are so fun, so easy and so good. 

Strawberry Tanghulu Recipe
Strawberry Tanghulu Recipe

Anything Special You Need to Know?

*This very cool and special treat originated in China. Learn more here.

*You can make Tanghulu out of all kinds of fruit, not just strawberries.

*These don’t keep well and are best eaten the day they’re made.

*I am not one to make a lot of things that require special tools, but I do recommend a candy thermometer for these. Sugar goes from delicious candy to something burnt and inedible in about a millionth of a second.

Strawberry Tanghulu Recipe

Strawberry Tanghulu

Tanghuli Strawberries aka candied strawberries are a fun and delicious treat. Crunchy on the outside, juicy and sweet on the inside… they’re delicious.
5 from 9 votes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 10-12 Strawberries


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar, water and corn syrup.
  • Stir a few times until the sugar dissolves and then turn the heat up to medium-high and stop stirring.
  • Let the mixture simmer until it reaches about 300 degrees, then remove from the heat.
  • Skewer each strawberry on a wooden skewer and carefully dip each one into the hot sugar, tilting the pan and twirling the strawberries to completely coat them.
  • Lay the coated strawberries on a sheet of parchment and leave to cool and harden.
  • Best eaten on the day they’re made.
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