Candied Fruit Lollipop (Tanghuru)

Made of candied fruit on a stick, this Chinese street food is super easy to make.


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries and/or green grapes


  1. In a pot on the stove, combine water and sugar. Turn heat to low and let sugar completely melt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not stir.
  2. Meanwhile, place strawberries or grapes on thick bamboo skewers. (If using thin skewers, use 2 at a time.)
  3. Coat fruit evenly with melted sugar. (Be careful! Boiling sugar is extremely hot. Do not taste or touch with bare hands.)
  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.