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    Old-Time Hard Candy

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    40 mins

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    Darlene Summers's Note:

    You can make this in other flavors too, but peppermint is my favorite.

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    1. 1
      Combine sugar, syrup and water.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil and boil till it reaches 310°.
    3. 3
      Add oil and food color.
    4. 4
      Spread in a lightly buttered cookie sheet.
    5. 5
      Cool and break.
    6. 6
      Shake in a bag with powdered sugar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2008


      I made this with cinnamon oil instead of the peppermint. It turn out great and was fairly easy. i poured mine into an 8x8 pan and when it was cool, slid it into a zip lock bag to beat it with a rolling pin. I ended up with good size pieces--sharp but to get not-so sharp pieces I think you'd need a mold or something. The powdered sugar is a nice touch. I passed mine around work and received great reviews. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on March 02, 2008


      Made this for Xmas and wasn't really pleased with how it turned out. I had trouble breaking it into pieces after it cooled. It broke into pieces that were large and very pointy. i followed the recipe exactly but I couldn't get it too crack like it should. i don't think I would make again will try another recipe next time.

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    • on November 02, 2005


      This a tried and true recipe. It is one of my families favorites

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Time Hard Candy

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 423.1
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 13.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 110.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 99.3 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    peppermint oil

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