Christmas Hard Candy Recipe

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Christmas Hard Candy
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  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon or peppermint oil
  • 1 tsp red or green food coloring


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook on medium-high heat until candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in oil and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong.
  2. Immediately pour onto an oiled baking sheet. Cool; break into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 2 pounds.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 81.31 Kcal (340 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 7.02mg 0%
Potassium 0.54mg 0%
Total Carbs 21.36g 7%
Sugars 21.07g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.02g 0%
Protein 0g 0%
Calcium 2.7mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 260.39 Kcal (1090 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 22.48mg 0%
Potassium 1.74mg 0%
Total Carbs 68.41g 7%
Sugars 67.47g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.07g 0%
Protein 0.01g 0%
Calcium 8.5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.6
  • 2

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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