Orange peel candy

I don’t usually buy oranges, so having some is a bit of a luxury, therefore I make use of the entire fruit!

I have been putting a fresh orange into my morning shake, along with my home brewed kombucha tea, a scoop of spirulina, fresh local bee pollen, chia seed & maca.


I always save the peels, mincing them and drying them for future use in baked goods.

I recently found recipes to make citrus household cleaner and orange peel candy!



Making citrus cleaner is simple.

You can use any kind of citrus peels, cover the peels in white vinegar and letting it sit in a jar in a a window for 2 weeks, letting the peels break down. Afterward, simply drain, dilute by half with water if desired and use in a spray bottle.
It smells terrific!


Orange peel candy~ Now this is the cat’s meow!

It appears that I have turned my friends into orange peel candy addicts, so I have made up another batch to share!



Cut washed peels into 1/4″ strips
Boil 20 minutes

Bring to boil 4 parts white sugar to 1 part water in large saucepan.
Stir to dissolve sugar.


Add drained boiled orange peel strips to the syrup and simmer until they become translucent.

Do not over crowd the pan, making sure that all of the strips become coated in the syrup.






Gently toss in sugar to avoid clumping. (If you are handy with a pair of chop sticks, I found this technique to be the most efficient, otherwise tongs will also do the trick!)

I dusted half with white death (white granulated sugar) and the other with coconut sugar which gives it a lovely rich flavour.

One batch I added a little cinnamon to the white sugar for variety.


Place sugar coated strips on wire cooling racks and let dry overnight.

They will become rigid once cooled.







Store in airtight container.

Try not to eat all at once!








Day starter shake recipe

Kombucha tea recipe

Dried orange peels

Orange peel cleaner


2 thoughts on “Orange peel candy

  • August 20, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Angela. I met you once in my first time ever visit to Lilooet Farmer’s Market and you gave me your blogsite address. I visited your site and how I wish to be like you working on the passion you love most. I hope you remember me, now here back in my own place where I presently live. May your breed increase. Best regards!

    • August 21, 2020 at 4:23 am

      Hi Grace;

      I am so glad that my blog has helped to inspire you!
      It may seem hard at first, but little by little you will find your path!

      With kind regards, Angela


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