Hard Candy

Hard Candy

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 20

  • 1cup Karo syrup

  • 2cups sugar

  • 1⁄2 cup water

  • 1teaspoon of flavoring candy oil (more or less to your taste)

  • food coloring (to desired color)

  • confectioners' sugar

  • butter

Directions

  • 01

    Mix syrup, sugar and water.

  • 02

    Bring to hard/crack boil on candy thermometer.

  • 03

    Stir in Candy oil and food coloring. (watch about the steam coming off of the mixture, it can really get you).

  • 04

    Butter the heat resistant surface you will be working on. (She had a marble candy board, I use a cookie sheet).

  • 05

    When cool enough to touch with hands (but not too cool or it will be too late), butter you hands and kitchen scissors and begin cutting pieces with scissors.

  • 06

    Put pieces in a bowl of confection sugar (coats each piece from sticking to one another) and when you get alot in the bowl, skake it thru a stainer to get excess off.

  • 07

    This is a very, very fast paced thing! We always cut it to make small pieces, and we bent in any sharp edges to make it easier for the kids. I have poured it into the cookie sheet and as it sets up, you scour it with a pizza cutter. When completely cooled you can break it apart. It all depends on whether I have help or not.

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