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Hard Butterscotch Candy

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“Good 'old-fasioned' hard candy. Prep/cook time is and est. - it can vary with the day due to weather.”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
1 pound
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put sugar, corn syrup, water and salt into saucepan.
  2. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Increase heat and cook until thermometer registers 250 degrees F, firm ball stage.
  4. Add butter; cook with occasional stirring until thermometer registers 300 degrees F (brittle stage).
  5. Remove from stove.
  6. Add vanilla extract.
  7. Pour into buttered shallow pan, making a layer 1/4 inch deep.
  8. While warm, crease into squares with a blunt knife.
  9. When cold, break into pieces.

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