Orange Sweets

    4 hours 30 min

    A great recipe for boiled sweets. You need a sugar thermometer and a lot of patience to make these delicious sweets. The recipe is pretty versatile, so play around with different flavourings of your choice.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 750g caster sugar
    • 525g golden syrup
    • 250ml water
    • 1 tablespoon orange or other flavoured extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon food colouring (optional)
    • 4 tablespoons icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:4hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the caster sugar, golden syrup and water. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil. Without stirring, heat to 149 to 154 degrees C or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.
    2. Remove from heat and stir in flavoured extract and food colouring, if desired. Pour onto a greased baking trays and dust the top with icing sugar. Let cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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    A little fiddly getting it to the correct temperature, but came out really well, does go sticky when cooled so I covered liberally with icing sugar!!  -  20 Dec 2013


    I'm just a beginner, so I thought this would be a good one to try. Its great! With food coloring, its very pretty. Instead of flavored extract, I added a tbl of water to a packet of kool aide (cherry) and put that in. Yummy!  -  23 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We are using this recipe to make our wedding favors. We were able to spray candy molds and use a candy funnel with stopper to put just the right amount of mixture into each mold. We now have beautiful, inexpensive, calla lily candies. I omitted the food coloring and chose almond flavoring. The candies are stunning and our guests will absolutely love them!  -  21 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)