Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
198 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 149
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 8

Learn how to make candy with this easy recipe for hard candy. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature. Be patient and use a candy thermometer for perfect candy. This recipe can easily be adjusted by using different flavored extracts and food colorings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Advertisement

Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

    Advertisement
  • Stir together white sugar, corn syrup, and water in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil. Without stirring, heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in flavored extract and food coloring. Pour onto the prepared cookie sheet. Dust top with confectioners' sugar.

  • Let cool until hardened, about 15 minutes. Break into about 36 pieces and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; carbohydrates 32.2g; sodium 8.5mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement