Orange Jelly Candies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
The first time I made this, I cooked too long and the candies were very hard. So hard I thought I might pull off a crown. The second time I made it, the candies were perfect! When rolling in the sugar, I added some chili pepper to the sugar. They sat overnight as directed, then I dipped in a dark chocolate. YUMM!!
This recipe is absolute garbage... I’ve tried it to a “T” 4 times now and the results are all the same... just a pile of goo... I’d give the recipe a negative star rating if I could simply for the wasted product I used. I challenge the creator of the recipe to make a video of them preparing it so we can all see the failure first hand or to prove me wrong
My wife and I followed the recipe closely when we made this. We even allowed over 12 hours to cool at room temp, but still the candy never jelled. We both read the recipe twice before we started and twice after we made it to confirm all steps were done right. But, it never jelled. I've used pectin many times to make jellies, but never candy. We're going it again. NOTE: We tried it again using SURE-JELL Premium Fruit Pectin and it worked! In fact, it jelled quickly. Use SURE-JELL and also ONLY 4 drops of yellow & 3 drops of red food coloring. The 1st batch that didn't Jell was too dark and very red in color. Use ONLY Orange Oil, NOT extract (extract is mostly alcohol)
Just tried this with cinnamon and they turned out perfectly!! Thanks for the great recipe! :D
I made these jellies for the first time, and they brought me right back to the memories of similar jellied candies I had when I was a child. I'll be making another batch tomorrow, but with cherry oil instead. WONDERFUL recipe!
The candy did not set up at all. I put it back in the pan after about six hours and cooked it some more but it came out too hard and gummy.
I have been making candy for awhile and this sounded so good. I tried it the way you said, never set up enough to do anything with it. So I tried doing it a little different with the same results. Maybe you have something written down wrong in the reciepe. Maybe to much pectin. Maybe you left out a step. Please let me know as the flavor is good and would like to make this recipe for christmas gifts.