How to Make Fruit Taste Like Your Favorite Candy
You often hear fruit referred to as "nature's candy." But let's be real: Sometimes you simply want a handful of crunchy, curiously delicious banana Runts—and the taste or texture of an actual banana just won't compare. What if there was a way to make your favorite fruits taste like candy, without a ton of processed ingredients?
For instance, as a kid, my brothers and I used to pick fresh rhubarb from my grandparents' garden and dip the raw stalk in sugar—I swear it tasted like the OG Sour Patch Kids. While eating sugar by the spoonful with your fruit isn't an idea we'd recommend on the regular, experimenting with clever ways to transform fruit once in a while can be fun. We turned to pastry chefs for their tips and tricks on turning fruit into healthy-ish, candy-like treats.