Christmas Recipes

Orange Jelly Candy

Orange Jelly Candy

Yield: about 5 dozen candies or 30 servings, 2 candies each


  • 1 box Sure Jell Fruit Pectin
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 5 drops each red and yellow liquid food coloring


  1. Spray 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Mix pectin, water and baking soda in medium saucepan. (Mixture will be foamy.)
  3. Combine 1 cup of the sugar and the corn syrup in large saucepan.
  4. 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.
  5. Gradually add pectin mixture to boiling sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature overnight. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


Special Extra: Add 1/4 cup chopped Planters Walnuts along with the food coloring.

Variation: Coat candy pieces in 1/4 cup powdered sugar instead of the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar


Per serving: Calories 70 Total fat 0g Saturated fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 35mg Carbohydrate 18g Dietary fiber 0g Sugars 15g Protein 0g Vitamin A 0% DV Vitamin C 0% DV Calcium 0% DV Iron 0% DV


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Kraft Heinz Company

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