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Crunchy Candied Sweet Peas

Candied Sweet Peas

It never would have occurred to me to candy sweet peas had I not tried a candied pea as part of a dessert at The Guild House in Columbus. The candied peas are crunchy and sugary with a sweet pea flavor on the inside. I’ve been leaving them out in my kitchen and snacking on them as I walk by the bowl. But, they are also wonderful for a totally unique dessert decoration.

Here they are on top of my Pea CupcakesCandied peas would also be fun over ice cream!

To make these candied peas, I started with these freeze dried peas. (View on Amazon)

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Crunchy Candied Sweet Peas

The candied peas are crunchy and sugary with a sweet pea flavor on the inside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candied sweet peas, crunchy sweet peas
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Stef


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 ounces freeze dried peas


  • Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan, stirring occasionally to ensure that the sugar dissolves.
  • Add peas and boil for another five minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and boil for thirty minutes or until there is almost no remaining water. If you wait until all of the water is gone, the peas will start to burn.
  • Transfer peas to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Turn oven to 175 F and place peas in the oven for two hours or until crispy.


Yield: about 3 ounces of candied peas


Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Candied Sweet Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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