Lori (lookslikelori) wrote in holidayrecipes,
Lori
lookslikelori
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Candy!

I snagged this recipe off one of the chicks I bowl with and have made several batches in several flavors. I dyed them all a different color and will put them in little mason jars to give as gifts. If you like hard candy, you'll like this recipe!

In a heavy bottom pan, stirring occasionally often:

1 1/2 C light Karo Syrup
3 3/4 C Sugar
1 C Water

Bring to Hard Crack (299f)
Remove from heat, stir till boiling stops
Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite oil (not extract)
Add food coloring of your choice .. as much or little as you like.
Pour on to foil lined cookie sheet (Reynold's Rapid Release works great)
Cool, break into pieces w a hammer.

OR:

Bring to 299f and pour half into another pan. Return it to heat w thermometer and bring back to temp. This only takes a couple minutes.
Follow recipe above to add oil and color.
When the other half reaches temp, do the same.
No hammer needed to break into pieces if you split the batch. Plus, you get two flavors from one batch and it makes a decent amount.

After it has been broken up, toss pieces in 10K (Confectioners) Sugar to coat or pieces will stick together.

This is an easy, tastey recipe!
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