1/4 Cup Water
3/4 Cup Sugar
Desired fruit to candy, sliced into thin slices-- over all size of fruit
matters as well, look for small.
Ex: Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Key limes
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan while stirring bring mixture to a boil (full boil, not simmer-- temperature is important here). Add thin sliced fruit to boiling mixture, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from sugar mixture and allow to cool. I like to dust the candied fruit with a little sugar (adds some sparkle).
Allow slices to completely dry and they will become hard, great to stand up on top of a coconut-lime cupcake, surrounded with coconut flakes.
Sanding sugar is best to add the sparkle at the end, but any kind of white sugar will work.