Ah, orange peel candy. Do any of you go to the store and buy the 10 for $10 bags of candy, things like butterscotch hard candies, jelly beans, and of course orange jelly candies? And of course you have to buy ten bags, because it’s such a deal right? I buy them and Michael always says, “you didn’t have to buy ten to get the deal.” I know this. But I can eat an entire bag of spice drops in one sitting. They are individual servings I thought.
Regardless, now you can make your own orange candy at home. While it may seem time consuming, it’s really very easy. Boil, drain, boil, drain, boil, drain….you get the picture. You don’t want them to be bitter. And, you want them soft, so while they are boiling and draining and drying, go eat a bag of spice drops. Or circus peanuts. I love those! Am I the only one, cause they never run out of circus peanuts!
You can make this gourmet food recipe to snack on. Or you can make it and dip the ends in melted dark chocolate (yes please!!), or you can use it for a whole different purpose. One that I will tell you all about….tomorrow! So go make your candy today, so you can use it tomorrow in my special dessert!
- 4 navel oranges
- 3 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup water