Lemon Drop Candy Recipe

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Michael Modified: September 9, 2021
Lemon Drop Candy Recipe


How To Make Lemon Drop Candy

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with this lemon drop candy, made using honey, lemon juice and zest, and sugar, for a citrusy treat.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • cups sugar
  • ½ lemon, juiced and zested
  • 3 drops yellow food color, optional
  • cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Juice and zest the lemon with a fine grater.
  2. Measure the water and sugar into a saucepan over medium-low heat.

  3. Heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Add the lemon zest and bring to a rolling boil or until it reaches 250 degrees F.

  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the lemon juice, honey, and food coloring if desired. Stir together.

  6. Return to the heat until the mixture comes to another boil.
  7. Strain out the lemon rind. Pour the candy mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray.

  8. Allow it to cool for a few minutes, just until it's cool enough to touch.
  9. Use a spoon or clean fingers and pull out small pieces 1 at a time. Roll into a ball and dust with icing sugar.

  10. Serve and enjoy.


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