Christmas Hard Candy

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 23
    cup white Karo
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12
    teaspoon oil flavoring (approximate)
  • 12
    teaspoon food coloring, of choice (approximate)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put a couple of LIGHTLY oiled and then wiped out, 10" frying pan (metal--not cast iron) in the freezer for 20 minutes or so before starting the candy (one for each batch).
  • Put the confectioners sugar in a bowl and put on the table where you will be working with the candy.
  • Put the Karo syrup, sugar, and water in a large saucepan; bring it to a boil and cook over medium heat till thermometer reaches 300F to 305F (hard crack stage).
  • Immediately take off the stove and add the flavoring and the food coloring.
  • Pour into the cold pans and wait till it starts to set; it will cool around the edges first.
  • When it does, start picking up and snipping with scissors to desired size.
  • Put into the confectioners sugar and leave there, tossing every so often, till you are done.
  • When that particular flavor is done, put the candy in a sifter and sift the confectioners sugar off and put into a clean bowl; save this sugar for the next batch.
  • AMOUNT OF OIL FLAVORING THAT I USE:
  • cinnamon--scant 1/2 teaspoon (deep red); lemon--full 1/2 teaspoon (yellow); anise--full 1/2 teaspoon (blue); lime--full 1/2 teaspoon (light green); spearmint--exactly 1/2 teaspoon (dark green); orange--full 1/2 teaspoon (medium orange); clove--level 1/4 teaspoon (this flavor is very strong--no color).
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