How to make it

  • Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Mix pectin, water and baking soda in medium saucepan (mixture will be foamy).
  • Combine 1 cup of the sugar and the corn syrup in large saucepan.
  • Cook both mixtures on high heat 4 minutes, or until foam has thinned from pectin mixture and sugar mixture comes to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred), stirring mixtures in both saucepans frequently.
  • Gradually add pectin mixture to boiling sugar mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Boil 1 min., stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in extract and food coloring.
  • Pour immediately into prepared pan.
  • Let stand at room temperature 3 hours or overnight until candy is cool and firm.
  • SPRINKLE remaining 1/4 cup sugar onto large sheet of wax paper. Invert candy onto wax paper.
  • Cut candy into 3/4-inch squares, stopping occasionally to dip knife in warm water.
  • Roll candy in sugar until evenly coated.
  • Place in single layer on wire racks.
  • Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature overnight.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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    " It was good "
    LoreleiSkye ate it and said...
    Wowsa! This recipe really worked!!! I just need to keep myself from eating them all at once....
    This was my first time ever making candy - so I hit Google to learn more about Fruit Pectin, which I've never worked with before. I went with powdered Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin, 1.75-Ounce Box; which conversion tips online said would be the same as using 1 pouch of liquid pectin. The other tip I found was with powdered add it and bring it to a boil, the liquid would be added after the ingredients are brought to a boil.
    One addition to the recipe as written, I added a bit of dried orange peel to the sugar coating. Also, I think I may try to find a small stainless steel circle cookie cutter to help get the proper shape next time rather then using a knife.
    *Note: This is not entirely a kid-friendly (making with) recipe. The recipe has a lot of 'resting overnight' involved - well worth it for the results; as well as dealing with two pots of boiling stuff at once in the initial phase.
    If you've made your own jellies, jams, and canned stuff (I never have, ...yet...) this may be even easier for you. Otherwise, really good and simple homemade candy - even for beginners!
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    " It was not good "
    cork2win ate it and said...
    This recipe did not work for me at all. First, do you use liquid or powdered pectin? I measured (actually weighed) my ingredients carefully, used liquid pectin because it came in 6oz size (powdered was 1.75 oz and you didn't mention having to use several boxes), followed the instructions exactly and after an entire day of waiting I have two pans of mint and orange sloshy mess. Not happy. For those who gave it 5 stars, did you actually make it??
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  • GTR 8 years ago
    awesome. I'll have these homemade sometime this week
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    Cool.I LOVE these things.
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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    What a great post. I love these candies & can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks. Definately '5'
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  • fluffy24 11 years ago
    Thanks for the recipe. Never made these before. My grandfather loved these and spearment leaves. I wish he were still with us so I could make them for him. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    taylorsue82 ate it and said...
    I love orange sliced candy, can't wait to give this a try.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    thanks for a great recipe love it
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I love these! My grandad would take me to the store when I was little and we would eat these with a little bottled coke. Thanks a bunch for this recipe!
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  • toleliz 11 years ago
    I always wondered how they made those delicious little candies. Thanks for the interesting post! I've bookmarked this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    jeffsgirl ate it and said...
    I love this! This is my 7 year olds favorite candy,AND color too! I was buying these and putting them in his lunch as a special treat last year.Now I can make them for him anytime. Thank-you! Here is a 5 for you!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefwithtaste ate it and said...
    WOW!!! This sounds so easy. One for the kids and I to try. Thanks for posting...
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Oh no.....these things are absolutely addicting. Never had them homemade, this will be a treat. Great post. You have my 5.
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