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Old Fashioned Hard Candy Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Hard Candy, by , is from Mom's Recipe Box, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Friday, March 28, 2008


2 cups sugar
1 cup water
3/4 cup light Karo
1/2 tsp cinnamon oil or
3/4 tsp peppermint or
1 tsp wintergreen
Food coloring

Mix first 3 ingredients. Cook until it is 300. Remove from heat - add color and flavor and mix. Pour into well greased plate or pan. The moment the candy is cool enough to touch, cut into 1/2" stripes with scissors. Then cut the strips into tiny chunks. Drop candies on to a greased cookie sheet.
KINDS: red - cinnamon,
green - wintergreen,
blue - clove,
clear - peppermint,
black - anise




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