How do I Make Lemon Drop Candy?

by Michelle Zehr

Make lemon drop candies from fresh lemon juice.

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Lemon drop candies are a long-time favorite. With a little time and fresh lemons, you can make your own lemon drop candy rather than get it from the store. Making homemade candy is an enjoyable activity that yields results you can share.

Squeeze enough lemons to fill up one cup with juice.

Pour your lemon juice and a cup of sugar into a mixing bowl.

Stir until the sugar has completed dissolved.

Pour your mixture into a saucepan.

Place the saucepan on the stove. Cook on high heat until your mixture reaches a thick, syrupy consistency. Remove it from the heat.

Butter a cookie sheet or use a cooking spray to ensure the lemon drop candies do not stick the sheet.

Drop nickel-sized dollops of your mixture onto the cookie sheet with a spoon.

Allow a few hours for the candies to cool and become hard. They are then ready to eat.


  • "Field Guide to Candy;" Anita Chu; 2009

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About the Author

Michelle Zehr started writing professionally in 2009. She has written on health, fitness, fashion, interior design, home decorating,sports and finance for several websites. Zehr possesses a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Arts in professional writing from Chatham University and a graduate certificate in health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania.