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Hard Candy Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Hard Candy

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"An easy recipe for hard candy. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature. Be patient and use a candy thermometer for perfect candy. This recipe can easily be adjusted by using different flavored extracts and food colorings."

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Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the white sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil. Without stirring, heat to 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.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in flavored extract and food coloring, if desired. Pour onto a greased cookie sheet, and dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Let cool, and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2006

I'm just a beginner, so I thought this would be a good one to try. Its great! With food coloring, its very pretty. Instead of flavored extract, I added a tbl of water to a packet of kool aide (cherry) and put that in. Yummy!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2010

i must be doing something wrong because it's been 18 hours and it is still in a stage between liquid and hard candy.

 
Jul 21, 2007

We are using this recipe to make our wedding favors. We were able to spray candy molds and use a candy funnel with stopper to put just the right amount of mixture into each mold. We now have beautiful, inexpensive, calla lily candies. I omitted the food coloring and chose almond flavoring. The candies are stunning and our guests will absolutely love them!

 
Dec 22, 2007

I've made this recipe twice now and one time I thought I would make banana flavored candy with banana extract (have used this before in other recipes and is delish!). I put in even a little more than the recipe called for and it smelled great and everything. But come time to break the candy and try it, it tasted like nothing, just sweet. Not even a hint of flavor, no smell, nothing!!! Bleh! Now another time I took another reviewer's suggestion and used one and a half packets of Kool-Aid dissolved in just a bit of water and this was much better... unfortunately I ruined the batch by putting it in a glass pan thinking I could cut it into squares before it cooled... dumb idea. Anyhow, I will try this again using another flavor of some sort, I'm not sure if it was the recipe or just that banana is a bad flavor to make candy with!

 
Jul 23, 2007

i made this but i used cherry jello mix,it tastes great

 
Dec 22, 2006

Super easy! I make this every year and everyone loves it, although I usually double the flavoring.

 
Dec 16, 2003

This is a very Good Hard Candy Recipe!An very Easy! Thank You!!!

 
Nov 01, 2008

Great hard candy base recipe. I made several flavors. Favorite is cayenne ciannamon.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

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

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