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Nature's Stained Glass Candy

How beautiful are these candies? When you thinly slice a blood orange, sprinkle with sugar and spice, and then bake low and slow, the result is a gorgeous sweet candy reminiscent of stained glass! Gobble up for a sweet afternoon snack, or gift wrap and give as a present to someone special!

What (your ingredients): 3 blood oranges 1 tablespoon brown sugar, lightly packed 2 teaspoons cinnamon

How (your directions):

Preheat oven to 200˚ F.

Line baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

Slice blood oranges as thinly as possible, with the rind on. Hint: as you continue to slice very thinly, the blood orange will become more and more difficult to slice. Simply throw these extra pieces into a pitcher with water and keep on hand for hydration! Infused water is much more fun than drinking plain water ;)

Lay slices flat onto baking sheet.

Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle each slice (mostly the rind) with the mixture.

Bake low and slow for 3 hours.

The finished product: a gorgeous citrus candy that looks like stained-glass!

Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by cottercrunch.com, a creative food blogger with gorgeous photos and healthy recipes!

Why (the science):  Sweet snacks and desserts can be beautifully simple and deliciously nutritious! This dessert, although wonderfully sweet, has hardly any added sugar (meaning very few empty calories), yet is satisfying to the sweet tooth.

P.S. Thank you, Brewers Organics for providing the organic blood oranges for this beautiful candy!

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