Here's an actual recipe forcandied nopales
(Prickly Pear paddles). Sounds time-consuming, but not terribly difficult.
It's interesting that the word "biznaga" is used here, as that refers specically to several species of barrel cactus, not a candy. Both Prickly Pear and barrel cactus do produce a fruit; the fruit of the former, called "tuna
," can be found around here, too. I've had a jellied candy made of the juice of Prickly Pear juice
; it's not bad. In that nopales
taste rather like green beans, I'd go for the jellied candy, but that's your choice!