Candy Coal

Recipe by ltlmishu
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READY IN: 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon black food coloring, gel-paste
  • 5
    5 teaspoons cinnamon extract or 5 teaspoons anise extract
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with a piece of aluminum foil large enough to overhang the sides by about 2 inches. Set aside.
  • Bring sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar, and wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipping inwater to prevent crystals from forming.
  • Once mixture comes to a boil and all the sugar has dissolved, clip a candy thermometer to pan, and raise heat to high. Continue cooking without stirring until mixture registers 300 Fahrenheit (hard crack stage). Remove from heat.
  • Carefully add food coloring, extract and baking soda; stir slowly with a clean wooden spoon until thoroughly combined and mixture no longer bubbles, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pan, and let cool completely.
  • Lift foil to remove candy from pan, and transfer candy to a large plastic bag. use a kitchen mallet or hammer break candy into pieces.
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