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Sugar Coated Taro Sticks

sugar coated taro sticks

Taro is not only a fabulous savory starch but also can be a sweet treat.

With only two main ingredients, taro, and sugar, you can make these delicious sugar-coated taro sticks.

They are sugary crunchy on the outside and soft nutty inside. A great snack for tea time.

It is a simple recipe but a bit tricky to master on the sugar coating. The plain sugar can turn into many forms through the cooking, from sandy white to bubbly clear liquid to golden syrup. Once the sugar boils, there are some big bubbles being formed. The bubbles will become smaller and smaller and the syrup starts turning slightly brown, it is time to add the deep-fried taro sticks, turn off the heat and coat with syrup as evenly as possible.

If you are not able to do the sandy sugar coating properly, don’t worry, the caramelized sugar-coated taro sticks are still just delicious.

Taro sticks
sugar coated taro sticks

Sugar Coated Taro Sticks

This sugar coated taro sticks have the crunchiness of the frosty sugar and the soft nutty center. It is great for snack or tea time.
Author: Lei
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: asian
Diet: Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 800 g taro sticks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 5 cups oil


  • Peel and wash taro. Cut into sticks approximately 1.5cm wide and 5cm long.
  • Deep fry in a pot of hot oil under medium heat until the taro sticks are slightly brown. Drain and set aside.
  • In a non-stick pan, add the sugar and water. Once the small bubbles are formed, add the deep fried taro sticks and turn off the heat. Stir taro sticks for 1-2 minutes until the sugar starts to cool down and crystallize.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 5623kcalCarbohydrates: 163gProtein: 6gFat: 561gSaturated Fat: 41gPolyunsaturated Fat: 158gMonounsaturated Fat: 355gTrans Fat: 2gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 2541mgFiber: 18gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 304IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 2mg

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