"Home made hard candy is a great gift idea! Use different colors and flavorings to match the season." — YVETTE MOORE
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confectioners' sugar for dusting
light corn syrup
peppermint oil, or other flavored oil
any color food coloring
I have been making this for 4o years. I butter foil broiler pans and pour the candy in it, The ridges in pan make strips that can be picked up and cut into small pieces. I always had candy stuck on cookie sheets. this methods works every time. we use this recipes to make candy for our church christmas fair. It sells out every time! Geri Berry
great candy! found I needed more than 1 teaspoon of flavored oil.
Great recipe thank you!I just made a bunch for Christmas baskets!I made several batches and made a stop at a bakery supply store to get some crazy flavor oils marshmallow,pina colada,anise,watermelon,banana,and black raspberry....Yum!
My favorite as a kid! BUT BE CAREFUL WHEN MAKING CINNAMON! I remember going to school with blisters all over my face in 7th grade after basking in the steam of a batch of cinnamon flavored candy. The oil is quite strong. Clove is another old fashioned flavor that is excellent, but again be careful of the steam. Sassafras, anise, wintergreen..... excuse me, I need to go make a batch right now!!!
This is the best hard candy recipe I have found.Plus I love that you show a picture of the finshed product. I think every recipe should have a picture.
I did recipe as stated, except using breaking once cool method instead of cutting method, very pretty and tasty.
THIS IS THE ONE RECIPE ANYONE WITH KIDS NEEDS TO HAVE HANDY WHEN THE KIDS NEED SOMETHING TO DO ( WITH PARENTS OF COURSE). MOM AND i USED TO MAKE THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND LOVED IT, AS DID ALL THE NEIGHBOR AND SCHOOL KIDS !!!
This was a super simple, easy recipe. My first time making hard candy and it worked! I made mine into cherry suckers using LorAnn's Gourmet Cherry flavoring oil. I poured candy into Wilton candy moulds.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Old Fashioned Hard Candy
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 150
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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