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    Hard Candy

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    Mayniac May Family's Note:

    This is a recipe that my Grandma and I made growing up. I continue today to make this every Christmas. Great to give as a gift or just have sitting around a grab when you want one. Enjoy

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix syrup, sugar and water.
    2. 2
      Bring to hard/crack boil on candy thermometer.
    3. 3
      Stir in Candy oil and food coloring. (watch about the steam coming off of the mixture, it can really get you).
    4. 4
      Butter the heat resistant surface you will be working on. (She had a marble candy board, I use a cookie sheet).
    5. 5
      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.
    6. 6
      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.
    7. 7
      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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2009

      55

      Ah, memories! I recall sitting in my grandmother's kitchen, watching her and my Mom snip "hard tack". This recipe provides the perfect ratio of sugar to corn syrup to render candy easy to cut with shears. My family always put a thin layer of powdered sugar into a buttered jellyroll pan, and poured the molten candy into this "bed". The resulting finished product had swirls of powdered sugar through it. Thanks Page, for posting this!

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    • on December 07, 2008

      this the one that i have been looking for........

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    Nutritional Facts for Hard Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 120.9
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.4 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.7 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 24.0 g
    96%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    candy oil

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