You’re not supposed to look directly at the sun. I’ve done it anyway (sorry, eyes); have you? While sungazing is ill-advised, it’s totally safe to stare at these sunny candied cuties. Candied cuties – sometimes called clementines – are super sticky, tart, and sweet enough to fill your sugar craving. They can be enjoyed on their own as an alternative to artificially sweetened candy or they can serve as an adorable topping for orange-flavored cupcakes, pies (like my cutie pie), or cakes.
I based my candied cutie recipe on Valerie Rice’s recipe for candied orange slices. Aside from the choice of orange variety, the difference between my recipe and hers is that she dehydrates the candied oranges to make them crispy and brittle. I prefer to leave mine sticky and chewy.