Old-Time Hard Candy

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Darlene Summers

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

Top Review by Saeriu

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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