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Lemon Candy Recipes


Nothing complements the sweetness of candy like the tart flavor of lemon. Whether the lemon taste comes from zest, juice, extract, or flavoring oils, the sweet-and-sour balance of these lemon candies is sublime. Fresh lemons are readily available year-round, so you can enjoy these candies any time.

1. Lemon Fudge

Lemon Fudge
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

Lemon fudge combines a silky smooth white chocolate fudge with the vibrant taste of tart lemons. I think this refreshing candy that has just the right combination of sweet and sour citrus.

2. Lemon Bark

Lemon Bark
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

Lemon Bark features layers of bittersweet chocolate and lemon-scented white chocolate, topped with vibrant candied lemon zest.

3. Lemon Curd Cake Balls

Lemon Curd Cake Balls
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

 You'll love these easy Lemon Curd Cake Balls! They combine moist lemon cake with lemon curd, to form tangy, sweet bite-sized balls of cake! 

4. Lemon Gingersnap Squares

Lemon Gingersnap Squares photo
(c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Lemon Gingersnap Squares are intensely flavored lemon and ginger candies that are deceptively simple to make, but so flavorful and delicious. Lemon zest and gingersnap crumbs are worked into small candy squares that are dipped in white chocolate and topped with candied ginger.

5. Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

Lemon Poppyseed Truffles
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Anyone who has ever eaten a muffin knows that lemons and poppy seeds are a match made in heaven! These smooth Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles have a tangy white chocolate/lemon filling that gets its sweet-tart flavor from lemon extract and lemon zest. The truffles are finished with a dip in white chocolate, then rolled in a coating of crunchy poppy seeds.

6. Lemon Chews

Lemon Chews photo
(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Lemon Chews are wonderfully sweet-tart candies with a smooth, chewy texture and flavor similar to Starburst candies.

7. Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

Strawberry Lemonade Truffles
(c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Strawberry Lemonade Truffles taste like summertime! White chocolate is paired with strawberry puree and lemon zest to make these light, refreshing strawberry lemonade truffles.

8. Lemon Creams

Lemon Creams
(c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

 You won't believe how easy it is to make these smooth Lemon Creams! Whip them up in the mixer, dunk them in chocolate, and people will think you bought them from a candy shop. Try them with other citrus flavors, too.

9. Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Orange Peel
(c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Lemon peel can be candied to make a deliciously fresh, zesty treat that can be eaten on its own or used in other recipes, like the lemon bark recipe above. You can also use the peel of other citrus fruits, like oranges or grapefruits.

10. Lemon Shortbread Truffles

Lemon Shortbread Truffles
(c) 2010 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This Lemon Shortbread Truffles recipe is a wonderful combination of cream cheese, lemon curd, white chocolate, and buttery shortbread crumbs. The truffles are soft, tangy, and sweet, with just a hint of texture from the fine shortbread crumbs.

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