Hard Candy

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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