Christmas Hard Candy

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Easy to make Christmas candy.

Top Review by eBeth

I requested this recipe when I couldn't find my own. It was just what I needed. So simple and so good. Looks great in a small canning jar to be given as a gift. I used flavor oils: lemonade, licorice, and cran-raspberry.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon oil or 2 teaspoons oil peppermint extract
  • red food coloring or green food coloring
  • powdered sugar


  1. Mix first 3 ingredients and boil to hard cracker stage, 300ºF.
  2. Add oil of cinnamon or peppermint and food coloring.
  3. Pour into foiled lined cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the candy while its still warm.
  5. Break candy in small pieces when it is cool enough to handle.

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