Hard Candy

Portion Size: 1 tablespoon serving

Ingredients: Yields: 24 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
3¾ cups white sugar
1½ cups light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tablespoon orange or other flavored extract
½ teaspoon food coloringOptional 
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1In a medium saucepan, stir together the white sugar, corn syrup, and water.
2Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil.
3Without stirring, heat to 300 to 310°F, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.
4Remove from heat and stir in flavored extract and food coloring, if desired.
5Pour onto a greased cookie sheet, and dust the top with confectioners’ sugar.
6Let cool, and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates