Homemade Horehound Candy

Recipe by skymonkey
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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 100
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash horehound leaves and put in saucepan. Add water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, mashing occasionally with fork. Remove from heat; cover and let cool (needs to stand at least 1/2 hour to infuse.
  • While infusion in cooling, butter a 9x13 pan.
  • Drain horehound leaves into measuring cup (I use a coffee filter to strain it). Be sure to squeeze all the liquid from the leaves. Make sure you have at least 1 cup of liquid. Discard leaves.
  • Pour liquid into a 4 quart saucepan. Add brown sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil and cook to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer (hard crack stage).
  • Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Just before it sets up, score into squares with a knife to make it easier to break apart. When cool and set, break into pieces and store in airtight container.
  • Note: The infusion (liquid from the leaves) can be frozen to use later.
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