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5 from 15 votes

Pumpkin Shaped Hard Candy

Pumpkin shaped hard candy, flavoured with orange essence and coloured with orange food colouring.
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 candies
Calories 136kcal
Author Diana


  • 200 grams granulated sugar
  • 100 grams golden syrup
  • 60 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp orange essence
  • orange food colouring


  • Prepare the moulds by spraying them with cooking spray
  • Combine sugar, golden syrup and water in a medium pot over medium heat. Let the sugar dissolve and starting boil.
  • Don't stir the mixture and just let it boil until it reaches 146-150 C°. Using a cooking or candy thermometer, check the temperature and once it reaches 146 C° remove from heat.
  • Stir in the extract of your choice, and food colouring if using.
  • Pour mixture into moulds, and allow to cool completely.


Do not under any circumstances use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar as it will not work.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Sugar: 34g