When I saw this recipe a few months ago, I thought about Brach’s candy. I can’t remember what they were called but they were fruit flavored creams covered in chocolate. Orange was one of my favorites and I would only pick those out when buying Pick-A-Mix. I was soooo hopping this recipe would recreate that childhood fav and it did!!
You should try it with your favorite flavoring and tell me what you think! The recipe doesn’t make a huge batch which is good because they are a decedent candy. They also didn’t take very long to make; I was thinking candy making, hard, but Wilde in the Kitchen gives WONDERFUL step by steps and I’ve added pictures to help you out.
½ cup + 2 tbsp water
2 tbsp corn syrup
½ tsp Orange Extract
12 ounces milk chocolate
1. Butter a 9x9-inch pan and set aside
2. In a medium pot, stir together sugar, water and corn syrup. Heat to medium and stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
6. Transfer sugar blob to a zip-top plastic bag and let it sit for a minute. Press down on the blob with the heel of your hand, pressing into the countertop. You may need to squish it all to the center of the bag a few times.
7. After about ten minutes the sugar will turn opaque and become stiff, like cookie dough. First the sugar will probably break apart and look all grainy. Continue kneading for another minute until the sugar comes together and is creamy.