"Several people have asked how to make traditional clear toy candy. It is so simple that anyone can do it, but remember it is dangerous so no small children please.
You will need: a pan, a candy thermometer, clear corn syrup, sugar, and water. No flavoring please - that is why it has a unique flavor. You may also add a small amount of red food coloring and if you are not very traditional you may use green food coloring which came into use in the 1920's. If you add no coloring it will turn out a beautiful amber."
This is from the original poster when I did a hunt for it because making the candy was a big question for some friends.