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Candied Ginger Recipe

This homemade candied ginger is super amazing and easy to make!
Course candy
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 318kcal



  • Cut ginger into small pieces or thin slices. Pieces should be about ½ inch in diameter. Slices should be about ¼" thick. Pieces will keep a slightly chewy bite in the center, while slices are easier to dip in chocolate.
  • Place the ginger slices in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer for 20 minutes, then drain.
  • Place back in sauce pan, add 2 cups of sugar and cover with water. Heat to boiling, then simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Drain (reserving the syrup) then spread on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Let the ginger dry overnight on the kitchen counter.
  • Place ½ cup sugar in a bowl, along with the dried ginger (ginger will still be sticky) and mix to coat the ginger with the sugar.
  • Place ginger back on the baking sheet and let sit for several hours.
  • Remove excess sugar and store in an airtight container.



  1. Use a mandolin to get uniform slices;
  2. Dip the ginger in dark chocolate after coating it in sugar to give as gifts or just an extra special treat for yourself;
  3. Buy the smaller pieces of ginger as the larger tend to be woodier and will take longer to soften.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg