Coal Candy

Recipe by lisar
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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 3 pounds
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups sugar
  • 1 12
  • 1
    cup water
  • 2
    teaspoons anise extract
  • 1
    teaspoon black food coloring paste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line an 8-inch square METAL baking pan with foil, extending the edges over the sides of the pan. Lightly grease the foil with butter; set aside.
  • Measure sugar, corn syrup and water in large heavy pot.
  • Stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, being careful not to splash sugar mixture on side of pan.
  • Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan (do not let bulb touch bottom of pan).
  • Cook about 15 minutes, without stirring, until thermometer registers 290.
  • Immediately remove from heat.
  • Stir in anise extract and food coloring.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cool completely.
  • To get big pieces of coal-looking candy, gently drop pan to break the candy.
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