Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is simple and a lot of fun to make. Make sure the color matches the flavor, or mix and match, to make people guess the flavor! :-)
- 1 3⁄4 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 4 -5 drops food coloring (any color)
- 1⁄4-1 teaspoon flavoring oil (any flavor)
- In a medium-size heavy saucepan combine sugar, water, light corn syrup and salt, and Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Cover pan and bring to a rolling boil.
- Remove lid and insert a candy thermomater and cook until temperature reaches 250 degrees F.
- Add food coloring, stirring with metal spoon until thoroughly mixed.
- Continue cooking until the temperature reaches hard crack, or 300 degrees F.
- Remove pan from heat and let it cool about 3 minutes, then add flavoring oil, and mix it very well.
- Cover the pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the candy into greased molds (for lollypops) or a marble slab or into a greased shallow pan.
- As soon as it is cool enough to handle, cut into squares with scissors or roll into balls or shapes.
- Or, another option is to let the candy cool completely, then break the candy into bite-sized pieces with a cleaned hammer or the blunt end of a butter knife.
Kids and I made this yesterday. Problem I ran into was that I didn't grease the area I poured the candy onto!!! I had to soak the pan in hot water for several hours to get the batch out of it!! Next batch turned out great. I made aluminum foil trays and sprayed them with cooking spray lightly. peeled right off!!
hey you can add a box of jello as your flavoring and 1/4 a cup of butter makes it better
I followed the directions on my first batch and ended up with a lot of candy stuck in the pot still. The second batch I didn't let sit. I poured the candy straight into a cookie sheet and it worked much better. Candy has great flavor :)