Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Hard Candy

Hard Candy

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From the kitchen of Timothy and his Mom

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Tags: Dairy‑free, Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3/4 cup light syrup
1 teaspoon flavoring


  1. Mix sugar, water, and syrup in heavy saucepan and cook to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.

  2. Remove from heat, add desired flavoring and color. Pour into a well-greased cookie sheet. When partly cooled cut into stripes with scissors and then into a bite size pieces.

  3. Cover with powdered sugar.

Some flavoring/color ideas: Peppermint-pink, Cinnamon-red, Spearmint-dark blue, Wintergreen-dark green, Orange-orange, Grape-purple and Lemon-yellow.


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