- 3 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
- 1 cup of water
- a pinch of cream of tartar
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 2 cups of candied orange peel, chopped in small pieces.
- 2 cups of chopped nut meat (my mom liked walnut but I prefer almond or pine nuts)
- a few drops of orange food coloring
Put the sugar, butter and water in a deep saucepan and heat until sugar is completely dissolved stirring constantly.
Add the cream of tartar and cook until your candy thermometer reaches 245, the firm-ball stage.
Remove from heat. Add the orange extract, orange peel, nut meats and orange coloring. Cool until the mixture is lukewarm (between 100-110).
Beat until creamy either by hand or with your mixer. Drop by teaspoons onto a silicone sheet or waxed paper and let cool completely.