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    Christmas Hard Candy

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    Easy to make Christmas candy.

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2003


      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.

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    • on December 23, 2005


      This is great candy and very easy. Watch out if using cinnamon oil or other equally aromatic oil - the vapor can be irritating to eyes, etc. when you first put it in (this could be a duh, but I'm a novice!). Thanks for a keeper.

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    • on November 21, 2005


      I needed a "coal" recipe for a gag Christmas gift, and tried this out. I used black Wilton paste coloring, and strawberry extract for flavor. I think I would increase the strawberry extract from the two tsp called for, as there was very little flavor. After breaking up the candy into "rocks", I liberally dusted them with powdered sugar, and they really look like pieces of coal!

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    Nutritional Facts for Christmas Hard Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (1348 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3967.1
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 21.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1035.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 880.1 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    cinnamon oil

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