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How to Make Hard Candy

Making hard candy isn’t hard at all. Learn how to whip up colorful, delicious batches of yummy hard candy for holidays, gifts, special occasions, or just to have some around the house. Your whole family will love it, and it’s super-easy to make. Decide what types of flavors you like—cinnamon, peppermint, butterscotch—and then pick food colorings to match. All you really need is a stovetop and a candy thermometer. Once the candy’s done, break it into the sizes and shapes you want and serve.

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  • LilSnoo

Candy can be tricky! This video is very helpful. Excited to try some different flavors.

  • Cathy Clubb

This video was really helpful. What the video did not say was how LONG it would take to get to 300 degrees... I was constantly stirring for 30 minutes... I thought it would stay at 220 degrees forever. I made a sheet of blue candy to break up to make quick rock candy for a Lego Chima birthday party. My recipe called for 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 3-and-a-half cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar (not sure why), 4 drops of blue gel, and 1/4tsp vanilla...

  • chef boy rd

looks good. 8)