Wash lemons thoroughly.
With a sharp knife score the lemons from the top to the bottom.
Gently pull the peel away from the lemons with your hands.
Cut the peels in thin strips and place them in a medium sauce pot.
Cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes.
Drain the water and repeat this process 2 more times.
To the drained lemon peels add 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water.
Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Simmer the lemon peels for about 1 hour.
With a slotted spoon, transfer the lemon peels to a drying rack. Let them drain and dry for about 24 hours.
Use for snacking, in your favorite recipe, or to decorate cocktail glasses.