Top 7 Citrus Candy Recipes

When you want a little sour with your sweets, turn to citrus candies! This list features some of our most popular citrus candies, including fudges, truffles, marshmallows, and much more. A wide variety of citrus fruits are showcased, including oranges, lemons, limes, and even pink grapefruit. Try one of these homemade candies and taste the power of sour for yourself.

  • 01 of 07

    Chocolate Orange Mousse Squares

    Chocolate-Orange Mousse Squares
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Chocolate Orange Mousse Squares are rich, creamy squares of soft chocolate studded with buttery shortbread, crunchy hazelnuts and tangy candied orange peel. I call them "mousse squares" because they have the rich flavor and light texture of chocolate mousse.

    Their special texture means that this is one candy best served straight from the refrigerator, or even the freezer! If you want to make them last longer at room temperature, consider dipping the individual squares in chocolate.

  • 02 of 07
    Orange Truffles photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Bright orange notes add a refreshing tang to these decadent chocolate truffles. These gourmet treats are also delicious when made with tangerines instead. The candied peel on top of the truffles is optional, but it adds a nice flavor and a pretty visual touch. If you decide to use it, you can buy it from some grocery stores, or make your own candied citrus peel using the following recipe.

  • 03 of 07
    Candied Orange Peel
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The next time you find yourself with a surplus of citrus peels, don't throw them out! Use them to make candied citrus peel instead. Orange, lemon, or grapefruit peel can be candied to make a deliciously fresh, zesty treat. Roll the candied peels in sugar and eat them plain, or store them in syrup and chop them up to use them in baking recipes. If you want to be really indulgent, dip the candied peels partially or completely in chocolate. They're also a wonderful decoration for other...MORE citrus-flavored candies.

  • 04 of 07
    Lemon Chews photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Lemon Chews are wonderfully sweet-tart candies with a smooth, chewy texture and flavor similar to Starburst candies. You can use other extracts and food colors to make different flavors of fruit chews--citrus and berry flavors all work very well.

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  • 05 of 07
    Lemon Marshmallows
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This Lemon Marshmallows recipe produces a light, fluffy marshmallow sparkling with sweet-tart lemon flavor. Enjoy these marshmallows plain, dip them in chocolate, or use them as an ingredient in a gourmet version of Rocky Road candy!

  • 06 of 07
    lime truffles
    (c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    What happens when you put the lime in the coconut? Magic! In this recipe for lime-coconut truffles, a white chocolate truffle base is infused with fresh lime zest and juice, then rolled in sweet coconut for a refreshingly different tropical candy.

  • 07 of 07
    Key Lime Pie Fudge photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This Key Lime Pie Fudge recipe takes the classic flavors of key lime pie and recreates them in fudge form. Creamy white chocolate fudge, flavored with lime zest and fresh lime juice, sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crumb crust.