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Have you seen the famous candy rhubarb belts on TikTok? The good news is that this recipe is incredibly easy to do.
Rhubarb is a perennial plant that just keeps on giving for the entire summer season. This is easily frozen, dried or used fresh in different dessert dishes. However, eventually, you get tired of the usual baking. Let’s look at how to make the TikTok candy rhubarb belts that both adults and kiddos will love.
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- 2 rhubarb stalks are cut so that they are similar in thickness (typically this means cutting the base)
- 1 Cup of sugar (for an extra delicious treat try coconut sugar)
- 1 Cup of water.
- Pot for boiling
- Vegetable peeler (or knife)
- Baking pan
- Baking sheet
- Skewers (optional)
- Dehydrator (optional)
- Make your syrup by combining the sugar and water together under low heat in a pot. Once done set this aside to cool back to room temperature
- Use a vegetable peeler or knife cut the rhubarb into ribbons.
- Soak the ribbons in the cooled syrup for 5-7 mins
- Next either using a dehydrator or an oven set it to 200 F.
- Lay the ribbons out flat on a lightly greased pan or rack.
- Cook the ribbons for 1-1-½ hours. You are aiming for what we call in the dehydrating world “leathery”. This means sticky yet flexible but not dry for powdering
- This step is completely optional but if you want to make waves or curls for decor use the skewers. By wrapping or weaving the ribbons around the skewers and leaving them to air dry for 20 mins you will make designs.
- If you want strips simply allow them to dry laying straight for 20 mins
These can be stored in the fridge or freezer and be used as needed. If stored in the fridge use them within 3 weeks. These can be eaten as ribbons, garnished for drinks and on deserts.
There you have it! The famous TikTok Candy Rhubarb Belts. Let us know what you like the make candy belts from and tag us in your photos over on Instagram.