Ginger Candy

Ginger Candy
Recipe found at http://thetolerantvegan.com/2011/09/ginger-candy/

Makes 25-30 pieces

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups vegan refined sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water


Directions:

  1. The first step is to peel and chop your ginger. Peeling ginger seems daunting, but I promise it's not. The skin is very thin and you can use a spoon to scrape it off.
  2. Once your ginger is peeled, chop it up into pieces that are a little bit bigger than bite-size. They're going to shrink down when you cook them.
  3. Preheat your oven to 225 degree Fahrenheit.
  4. In a small pot, bring the ginger, water and 1 1/2 cups sugar to a slow simmer.
  5. Allow the mixture to simmer until it is reduced by about fifty percent. You'll know it's done when a thick syrup is formed. It will take roughly 20-30 minutes. 
  6. Remove the ginger and coat in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.
  7. Spread the pieces out onto a baking pan lined with aluminum foil and bake for 2-3 hours, until the ginger dries out. You want them to be dry but chewy, so test a piece after 2 hours, and then in 15 minute increments, until you reach the desired consistency.
  8. Remove the candy from the oven and allow the pieces to cool to room temperature before biting into them.


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