Ah, okies. They are not as well preserved that way. It's about as stable as jelly, or jam. I normally fully candy them. They take less space, and last longer. Though if you want them "soft, and puffy" you need to rehydrate them a bit.
I didnt know exactly how long to let it go didnt want mush either. They maintained a good crisp sweet heat - I packed hot, water bathed and sit for a week. I cut them thick they shrunk quite a bit and had a nice sugar boil prior - Great either way -