Low Carb Orange Candy Recipe
Dietary Candy Recipe
How about a tangy low carb orange candy? These are low in both carbs and sugar and packed with other healthful ingredients. Great summertime treat.
3/4 cup cocoa butter
2 tablespoons Orange Powdered Drink Mix
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup powdered Maltitol
1/4 teaspoon Steviva Sweetener 1/2 cup orange sugar free syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 drops orange flavor concentrate
1/4 teaspoon orange candy color paste
Melt chunks of cocoa butter in a double boiler, then remeasure to 3/4 cup. Turn off heat and set aside until needed. Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly.
In a separate small container, mix together the orange syrup, vanilla, flavor concentrate and color paste. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the cocoa butter and mix.
Chill this mixture for 30 minutes or until it will hold a shape.
Measure out a walnut-sized amount with a teaspoon and roll in the palms of your hands until smooth and round. Place each ball in a paper bon-bon cup.
These keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator but do not place in the paper cups until ready to serve.
Recipe makes 48 Low Carb Orange Candies
Less than 1 carb each
Extra: Old-Time Orange Drops
From a very old recipe collection, comes this recipe for orange drops, which we found quite delicious! Plenty of tangy orange flavor.
Grate the rind of one orange and squeeze the juice, taking care to reject the seeds; add to this a pinch of *tartaric acid; then stir in confectioners' sugar until it is stiff enough to form into balls the size of a small marble. This is delicious candy.
*Note: Tartaric acid is a naturally occurring organic acid which appears as a white crystalline solid at room temperature. Foods such as grapes, apricots, avocados, apples and sunflower seeds have all been known to have high concentrations of the acid. (Source: Acidpedia)