How to Make Orange Candy At Home

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I still remember when I was a kid, I used to take 5 pennies from my father daily to buy orange candy. Today, I will share the recipe for orange candy with you all.

Orange Candy

I decided to make them at home. So, I asked my grandmother about the recipe and luckily, she knew the recipe and she shared her Orange Candy Recipe with me.

To make orange candy at home, peel the skin of the oranges and slice them in a quarter. Add sugar to a large pot of water and boil until it turns into a sticky syrup; add orange peels and boil it again for some time. Spread it over a baking sheet and let it cool. Cut into stripes and the orange candy is ready for you to devour. 

But first, let’s check out other candy recipes that you might also like.

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2. Lemon Drop Candy What was your favorite candy as a kid? Well, mine was the lemon drop candy. I loved them so much that I used to have them almost every day. Today, I will share the recipe for lemon drop candy with you.

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4. Cherry Sours Candy I am here with the cherry sours candy recipe. After hearing this thing, you must be excited to recall your childhood days. Today, I will help you recall the good ol’ days with this recipe.

Orange Candy Recipe

Orange Candy Recipe

I still remember when I was a kid, I used to take 5 pennies from my father daily to buy orange candy. Today, I will share the recipe for orange candy with you all.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Candies
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 224 kcal


Large Pot
Baking Sheet


  • 4 Navel Oranges
  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 1 ½ Water


  • Take navel oranges, sliced oranges in quarters and peel their skin.
  • Add water according to a large pot and cover it with the plate or the cap for about 30 minutes.
  • Drain the water after 30 minutes and repeat the process twice.
  • Add sugar and a few cups of water with salt in a saucepan and boil it for 2 minutes, till the sugar dissolved.
  • Add the syrup made in a large pot to the saucepan and boil the mixture for 60 minutes.
  • Spread the mixture on the lined baking sheet to cool for around 60 minutes.
  • After the orange peel cools, cut it into strips and sprinkle sugar. Leave the coating mixture for 12 hours until it will dry in the unsealed corner.



Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 99mg | Sugar: 55g
Keyword American, Orange Candy
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