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Orange Jelly Candies

 Orange Jelly Candies
Making candy is my favorite thing to do. I've been collecting candy recipes for more than 40 years and have taken several candy-making classes. These soft confections are fantastic. —Leah Jackson, Washington, Utah
81 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 5 drops each red and yellow food coloring
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • Butter a 9-in. square pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. In a
  • large saucepan, combine the pectin, baking soda and water (mixture
  • will be foamy). In another saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup.
  • Bring both mixtures to a boil. Cook until foam on pectin mixture
  • thins slightly and sugar mixture comes to a full rolling boil, about
  • 4 minutes. Gradually add pectin mixture to boiling sugar mixture,
  • stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in orange oil and food coloring.
  • Immediately pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature
  • for 3 hours or until set.
  • Sprinkle waxed paper with sugar; invert pan onto sugar. With a knife
  • dipped in warm water, cut candy into 1-in. squares; roll in
  • additional sugar. Place on a wire rack. Let stand, uncovered, at

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Orange Jelly Candies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • room temperature overnight. Store in an airtight container. Yield:
  • 81 pieces.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 22 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.