Candied Buddha’s Hand Citron

by Lisandro
candied buddha's hand

Candied buddha’s hand is a hand-shaped confection made from sugar and syrup. This dish is popular in Asia and can be found in many different Asian supermarkets. It is usually sold as bite-sized pieces or whole hands. I will show you how to do it through the following article

How To Make Candied Buddha’s Hand

Citron Buddha Hand Candy is a delicious and unique treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. To make these candy Buddha hands you need to follow these steps:


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • About 24 small packs, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, water, and lemon juice. Cook until the sugar has dissolved. Increase heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
2. Turn off the stove and add oil or vegetable oil and stir well. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, stir together salt and cinnamon. Sprinkle the candy evenly on the Buddha’s hand. Leave for at least 1 hour, or overnight in the refrigerator. If using an oven, preheat to 300 degrees F. On a baking tray lined with foil or parchment, line the candy Buddha hands over the sugar syrup and sprinkle with the cinnamon salt mixture.
4. Bake for 1 hour or until sugar syrup is bubbly and crispy. Let cool completely. Serve at room temperature.


The versatile rinds of any other citrus fruit can replace Buddha’s hand if you prefer, rather than just using Buddha’s hand. The reserved syrup is excellent for making cocktails.


Buddha’s Hand Candy is a delicious and unique way to enjoy Buddha’s hand fruit. Whether enjoyed as a snack or part of a dessert, this sweet treat is sure to leave you satisfied, and can be a delightful addition to your next dinner party. Please regularly monitor new articles on the website to update more useful information.

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