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- 3 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon butter
- food coloring (red, yellow, green, or others) (optional)
- flavoring (lemon, lime, strawberry, or others) (optional)
- 1 pinch salt
- In a heavy-bottomed pot, bring the sugar, water, and vinegar to a medium boil.
- Stir carefully so all the sugar is dissolved.
- Brush down the sides with a pastry brush dipped in water if crystals begin to form.
- Cook for atleast 20 minutes.
- Add the butter and cook for another 10 minutes until you reach the "crack" stage on the candy thermometer (290 degrees).
- At this point, when a bit of the mixture is dropped into cold water, it instantly turns brittle.
- Meanwhile prepare a muffin tin by greasing well with vegetable shortening. These will serve as your moulds.
- Remove the molten candy from the stove and stir in the food coloring and flavouring of your choice.
- Now pour 1/8 to 1/4 inch of candy into each muffin cup.
- Cool completely.
- When cooled, turn upside down and give a few taps on the bottom and the candies should pop out.
- Wrap each in waxed paper.
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