Experience a burst of orange sweetness with this delightful Old Fashioned Orange Candy! 🍊🍬 Before you dive into making these nostalgic treats, share your favorite orange-flavored memories in the comments below!


1 can (6 oz) fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp orange extract
Five drops each: red and yellow liquid food coloring


Spray a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium saucepan, combine the pectin, water, and baking soda (the mixture may foam).

In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup of sugar and corn syrup. Cook over high heat for four minutes, or until the pectin mixture boils over, and the sugar mixture comes to a full boil (boiling does not prevent bubbling while stirring), stirring often in each pot.

Gradually add the pectin mixture to the boiling sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for about one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat. Add food coloring and orange extract.

Immediately pour into a prepared pan. Let it stand at room temperature for three hours or overnight until the candy cools and hardens.

Sprinkle 1 cup of the remaining sugar on a large piece of wax paper.

Turn the candy onto wax paper. Cut the fondant into 3/4-inch cubes, stopping occasionally to dip the knife in hot water.

Roll the candy in sugar until evenly coated.

10. Place on a grid.

11. Let it sit overnight at room temperature.

12. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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