Candied carrots are as much fun to make as they are to eat! These super cute candied carrot curls have been boiled in sugar water, baked, and dusted with even more sugar.
These are sure to impress even your most sophisticated guest! I use these to decorate my yummy carrot cake. They would make really beautiful cupcake decorations too. They add a nice crunchy texture and the perfect bite of sweetness.
To begin, use a vegetable peeler to shave long strips of carrots. The wider the strips, the wider the carrot curls will be. I like to have a variety of sizes for decorating my cake.
Bring equal parts of water and sugar to a boil and add the carrot strips. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Drain the carrots and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes.
On a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil, lay out the carrot strips. Bake at 225 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Remove the carrot strips from the oven and wrap each one around the handle of a wooden spoon. Slide it off and sprinkle with sugar. You will need to work quickly or the carrot strips will dry out and they won’t be pliable.
Allow them to cool completely and store in an air tight container at room temperature until you’re ready to decorate!