30 Days of Christmas – Day 12 – Christmas Hard Candy

Profile_30docWhen you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with wonderful scents of mint or cinnamon.

Yield: about 2 pounds

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or peppermint oil
  • 1 teaspoon red or green food coloring

Directions:

  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.

Note: Cinnamon oil and peppermint oil are available in cake decorating and candy supply stores.

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