about 5 1/2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve gelatin in orange juice; set aside.

Step 2

Combine 2 cups sugar and water in a medium-size stainless steel saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover; stir in gelatin mixture. Return to a boil; cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes. Remove foam; add lemon extract, stirring well. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square pan that has been rinsed with water. Let stand overnight.

Step 4

Sift together powdered sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.

Step 5

Run a knife around edge of candy in pan; dip bottom of pan into hot water. Turn candy out onto a board that has been dusted with reserved cornstarch mixture. Turn candy over to coat both sides.

Step 6

Cut candy into 1-inch squares, using scissors that have been coated with cornstarch mixture. Roll each piece in sugar mixture. Store in airtight containers with extra cornstarch mixture.

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