Homemade Hard Candy Recipe
Homemade hard candy isn't hard to make! Follow this easy hard candy recipe and the step-by-step instructions. Changing the flavor is simple and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 people
- 2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- food coloring if desired
- 1 teaspoon flavoring oil if desired, I use cinnamon
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
In a 3 quart saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water.
Over medium heat, stir just until the sugar is dissolved. Do not stir again.
Heat until the mixture reaches 260 degrees F.
Add food coloring, if desired.
Continue to boil until the mixture reaches 300 degrees F.
Remove from heat and add flavoring oil, if desired. Do not lean over the pot when you add the oil!! The steam can burn.
Stir until combined.
Pour into a quarter baking sheet and allow to harden. Brake into bitesized pieces and toss with powdered sugar.
OR pour into candy molds and allow to harden.
OR pour free-form candies onto parchment paper. I find this is easier after the mixture has cooled just slightly, about 1 minute.
Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 37g | Calcium: 2mg