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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Homemade Old fashioned Hard Candy (rock candy)

I love this stuff, especially the cinnamon flavor, takes me back to my childhood when everyone had the toothpicks soaked in the cinnamon flavoring! A few small pieces crunched up in your hot chocolate is not bad either if I must say so myself! LOL

It is super easy to make and only takes a couple of minutes to assemble and mix the

You will need:

2 C sugar
2/3 Cup light corn syrup
3/4 C water
1 Tsp flavoring of your choice

In large saucepan mix together sugar, syrup and water over medium heat stirring JUST until the sugar is melted then stop stirring. Bring mixture to a boil. You may add coloring (oil based) at 260* F do not stir, it will mix in with the boiling action. Let it continue to boil until it reaches 300* F then remove from heat and when the boiling action stops add in the flavoring.
Pour syrup on a greased cookie sheet - I also sprinkle a little confectioners sugar all over the pan. 

When it is about 1/2 way cooled (20 min. +/-) off you can score it with a knife in squares to make breaking it into chunks easier. Once it is completely cooled off and solid start breaking it off and put it into an airtight container. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and the shake lightly to cover all pieces. ENJOY~