Hard Candy Recipe

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Hard Candy
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  • 1 cup karo syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp of flavoring candy oil (more or less to your taste)
  • food coloring (to desired color)
  • confectioners' sugar


  1. Mix syrup, sugar and water.
  2. Bring to hard/crack boil on candy thermometer.
  3. Stir in Candy oil and food coloring. (watch about the steam coming off of the mixture, it can really get you).
  4. Butter the heat resistant surface you will be working on. (She had a marble candy board, I use a cookie sheet).
  5. When cool enough to touch with hands (but not too cool or it will be too late), butter you hands and kitchen scissors and begin cutting pieces with scissors.
  6. Put pieces in a bowl of confection sugar (coats each piece from sticking to one another) and when you get alot in the bowl, skake it thru a stainer to get excess off.
  7. This is a very, very fast paced thing! We always cut it to make small pieces, and we bent in any sharp edges to make it easier for the kids. I have poured it into the cookie sheet and as it sets up, you scour it with a pizza cutter. When completely cooled you can break it apart. It all depends on whether I have help or not.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 110.63 Kcal (463 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 64.3mg 3%
Potassium 0.24mg 0%
Total Carbs 27.99g 9%
Sugars 17.36g 69%
Calcium 0.7mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 266.02 Kcal (1114 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 154.63mg 3%
Potassium 0.58mg 0%
Total Carbs 67.3g 9%
Sugars 41.73g 69%
Calcium 1.7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.2
  • 3

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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