Old Fashioned Hard Candy Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Hard Candy Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Old Fashioned Hard Candy

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"Home made hard candy is a great gift idea! Use different colors and flavorings to match the season."

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Original recipe makes 1 pound Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Generously coat a cookie sheet with confectioners' sugar, and set aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, stir together the white sugar, water and corn syrup until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high and cook to a temperature of 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat, and stir in the flavored oil and food coloring.
  3. Immediately pour the sugar mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet in a thin stream (this helps it cool). When the candy is cool enough for the outer edge to hold its shape, cut into bite size pieces with scissors. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
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Dec 01, 2010

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

 
Feb 03, 2004

great candy! found I needed more than 1 teaspoon of flavored oil.

 

21 Ratings

Dec 04, 2008

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!

 
Dec 21, 2010

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!!!

 
Dec 17, 2008

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.

 
Feb 04, 2011

I did recipe as stated, except using breaking once cool method instead of cutting method, very pretty and tasty.

 
Jan 28, 2008

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 !!!

 
Dec 17, 2011

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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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