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Lemon Candy Recipes

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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. White Chocolate Citrus Truffles

White Chocolate Citrus Truffles
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Smooth white chocolate and vibrant lemon and orange flavors blend in these decadent gourmet truffles.

2. Lemon Chews

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

3. Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

Strawberry Lemonade Truffles
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Strawberry Lemonade Truffles taste like summertime! White chocolate is paired with strawberry puree and lemon zest to make these light, refreshing strawberry lemonade truffles.

4. Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Orange Peel
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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.

5. Lemon Poppy Seed Truffles

Lemon Poppyseed Truffles
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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 Marshmallows

Lemon Marshmallows
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This Lemon Marshmallows recipe produces a light, fluffy marshmallow sparkling with sweet-tart lemon flavor.

7. Lemonade Sugar Straws

Lemonade Sugar Straws
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These tangy lemon sugar straws have the sweet-tart taste of lemonade, in a nostalgic Pixy Stix-inspired package.

8. Lemon Cheesecake Truffles

Lemon Cheesecake Balls
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Lemon Cheesecake Truffles have the rich, tangy taste of cream cheese paired with vibrant citrus flavor and a coating of graham cracker crumbs. These smooth cheesecake bites stay soft and creamy, so they mimic the taste and texture of real cheesecake.

9. Lemon Fudge

lemon fudge
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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.

10. Lemon Shortbread Truffles

Lemon Shortbread Truffles
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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.

11. Lemon Gingersnap Squares

Lemon Gingersnap Squares photo
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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.

12. Lemon Bark

Lemon Bark
(c) 2007 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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

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