Orange Creamsicle Patties Recipe

Orange creamsicle patties recipe

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 24-30 Patties (24-30 servings)

Calling all creamsicle lovers! These Orange Creamsicle Patties feature vanilla and orange-flavored cream fillings swirled together, then dipped in white chocolate. They're beautiful, but more importantly, they taste just like orange creamsicles! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream (or milk)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon citric acid (see Note below)
  • 1 to 2 drops orange food coloring
  • 1 pounds white candy coating
  • Optional: orange sparkling sugar or sprinkles

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Orange creamsicle patties
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  2. Combine the butter, powdered sugar, and cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix everything together on medium-low speed until it is no longer powdery.

    Combine butter
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  3. Add the orange and vanilla extracts, and the citric acid, and beat them in until well-mixed.

    Add orange and vanilla
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  4. Raise the speed to medium-high and beat for an additional 30 seconds until you have a creamy, smooth paste. It should have the texture of Play-Doh—smooth but not sticky, and fairly stiff.

    Raise speed
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  5. If it seems too soft or sticky, add more powdered sugar as necessary until it's easy to work with.

    Butter
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  6. Divide the candy in half, and add a few drops of orange food coloring to half the batch. Stir or knead it in until it's an even color.

    Divide in half
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  7. Form each color of candy into a thin log, and twist them around each other several times until you get a swirled pattern.

    Form candy into log
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  8. Form the swirled candy into a thin tube, about 1 1/2-inch in diameter.

    Form candy into tube
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  9. Wrap it well in cling wrap and twist the ends so that it stays in place.

    Wrap it
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  10. One optional, but helpful trick, to keep your candy round on the bottom: cut a slit in an old cardboard paper towel tube, and put the candy inside. This will help keep the bottom from flattening as it sits in the refrigerator.

    Roll
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  11. Refrigerate the candy for an hour, until it is very firm.

    Refridgerate
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  12. Once firm, use a large sharp knife to slice off rounds about 1/4-inch thick. You should get about 24 to 30 rounds from this recipe.

    Cut up
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  13. Place the white candy coating in a bowl, and microwave it in 30-second increments until melted and smooth, stirring after every 30 seconds to prevent overheating.

    White candy
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  14. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

    Baking tray
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  15. Use a fork or dipping tools to dip a patty completely into the melted coating.

    Dip a patty in
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  16. Once fully submerged, remove it from the bowl, and let the excess coating drip back into the bowl.

    Remove from bowl
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  17. Set the dipped candy onto the prepared baking sheet, and while the coating is still wet, sprinkle the top with orange sparkling sugar or sprinkles.

    Set on tray
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  18. Repeat the dipping process with the remaining patties. If they get too soft to dip, chill them briefly in the refrigerator until they’re firm again.

    Repeat
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  19. Once all the candies are dipped, refrigerate the tray briefly to set the coating, for about 15 minutes.

    Refridgerate
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  20. These candies can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month. For the best taste and texture, serve them at room temperature.

    Orange creamsicle patties
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Tip

  • This recipe calls for citric acid, which adds a pleasant sourness. It can be found in many specialty baking stores and large grocery stores. We found ours in the bulk spices section of a nearby grocery store. It can be omitted, but the creams will have less of a realistic tanginess.

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