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    Horehound Candy a Cough Cure That Works! Old School!

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    20 mins

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    15 mins

    HotPepperRosemaryJelly's Note:

    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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    Serves: 20



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    1. 1
      Black strap molasses is recommended.
    2. 2
      Let 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.
    3. 3
      In a saucepan with the sides buttered, add 1 cup horehound tea, 2 cups of sugar and 3 tablespoons butter + molasses.
    4. 4
      Bring 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.).
    5. 5
      Pour into a buttered pan and let set until cool enough to handle.
    6. 6
      Pull candy with buttered hands, twisting into ropes 4-5 inches long. Snip into pieces with kitchen shears.
    7. 7
      When cut, place all the pieces in a plastic container with sugar and shake for coating.
    8. 8
      NOTES: 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

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    horehound leaves

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