This is a similar recipe to the one my grandpa used to make and give us kids when we were sick with a cold/cough. We loved it. We loved anything he gave us! :) The recipe belongs was shared by Jim Collums on Kathie's Herb Page. Molasses works well with horehound. He says this is incredibly great! So I am going to make some! I love molasses and it really worked for us kids!
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- 1Black strap molasses is recommended.
- 2Let 1 cup horehound tea steep for about 3 minutes, or to taste. ( Made into tea with 1 cup boiling water). Do this with a regular coffee pot.
- 3In a saucepan with the sides buttered, add 1 cup horehound tea, 2 cups of sugar and 3 tablespoons butter + molasses.
- 4Bring to a boil with medium heat and continue to boil until temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 260-270 degrees. (This is really important because if it goes higher than this, the rolling and twisting becomes unmanageable. Gets hard to fast.).
- 5Pour into a buttered pan and let set until cool enough to handle.
- 6Pull candy with buttered hands, twisting into ropes 4-5 inches long. Snip into pieces with kitchen shears.
- 7When cut, place all the pieces in a plastic container with sugar and shake for coating.
- 8NOTES: to prevent unnecessary crystalization, never stir the pot or scrape the pan.
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Nutritional Facts for Horehound Candy a Cough Cure That Works! Old School!
Serving Size: 1 (30 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 117.1
- Calories from Fat 15
- Total Fat 1.7 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 4.5 mg
- Sodium 15.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 24.6 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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