Mexican Orange Candy (1930’s Pet Milk)

1 C. granulated sugar, caramelized
1/4 C. boiling water
2 C. granulated sugar
1 C. Pet Milk
Pinch of salt
2 t. grated orange rind
1 C. nuts

Caramelize the 1 cup of sugar by sifting slowly into a hot frying pan. Shake pan vigorously to prevent burning. Add boiling water to caramelized sugar and boil until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 C. sugar, milk and salt and boil to soft ball stage (236 degrees) stirring constantly. Just before the candy is done add orange rind. Remove from fire, cool, beat and add nuts. Drop from a teaspoon onto oiled paper.

Note: This candy makes a delicious icing for plain, spice or white cake. If too thick to spread easily, thin with a little undiluted Pet Milk.

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2 Responses to Mexican Orange Candy (1930’s Pet Milk)

  1. Martha Andriekus says:

    My mom is smiling from Heaven. Thanks Laurie for finding this lost family treasure. A Christmas tradition. Work fast and never leave unattended. The smell sublime the taste unequaled!

  2. Pat Allen says:

    My Mom made lot’s of different candy every Christmas and Mexican Orange Candy was my favorite. Mom passed away and I could not find the recipe in her recipe box, this looks like it. Thank you so very much.

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