Thinly sliced lemons simmered in a mixture of sugar and water make a perfect garnish or treat, and result in an amazing lemon syrup.
Heat water and 2 cups of sugar in a large saucepan or skillet over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to simmer.
Coat with remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.
OPTIONAL: melt some chocolate in a microwave safe dish and dip the sugar coated lemon slices in the chocolate.
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator, with slices between the parchment paper or waxed paper to avoid sticking. If they are coated with chocolate, they will not keep as long. You should eat them within a day or two.