Rather than throw away the hibiscus flowers that I had brewed into hibiscus tea, I saved them and let them do double duty as candy – hooray for less food waste*. Candied hibiscus flowers are sweet and super crunchy and I could totally see an alternate universe where popcorn was weird and candied hibiscus flowers were the normal snack to munch on while watching a movie.
How to Make Candied Hibiscus Flowers
Although the macro photos of the candied hibiscus flowers make them look gorgeous, I thought that I should share this photo as well:
I think this looks like bugs
pinned to a board in a lab.
*I’ve been saying “Hooray” for everything after reading How Does a Seed Grow over and over again to Myles. I’d highly recommend that book for anyone with a little kid interested in knowing where food comes from or a really little kid who likes seeing smiling faces and hearing the word “Hooray”!