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Preparation Time : 30
Cook Time : 10
Total Time : 40
1cup Karo syrup
1⁄2 cup water
1teaspoon of flavoring candy oil (more or less to your taste)
food coloring (to desired color)
Mix syrup, sugar and water.
Bring to hard/crack boil on candy thermometer.
Stir in Candy oil and food coloring. (watch about the steam coming off of the mixture, it can really get you).
Butter the heat resistant surface you will be working on. (She had a marble candy board, I use a cookie sheet).
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.
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.
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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