Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hard Candy

Keagan was star of the week, and wanted to make suckers to pass out to her class. What possessed me to actually do it, I don't know... usually I try to talk her into something easier :) But... did it with a smile, and here they are.

all wrapped up and ready to give to her classmates

You have to have candy molds to make the suckers... I got these from my Mom ages ago. Glad she kept them from when she was a child.

Here is the hard candy recipe

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup light karo syrup
1/2 tsp food coloring
1/2 tsp oil based flavoring *I got these off ebay a few years ago*

Combine sugar, hot water and karo syrup in heavy saucepan. Place on high heat and stir with wooden spoon until all the sugar crystals are gone. Clip on thermometer, continue cooking WITHOUT stirring, to 290F. Then remove from heat and add coloring and flavoring. Pour immediately into molds. For suckers: place molds on cookies sheet and SPRAY with non-stick spray. (believe me, if you forget this last step you will cry when you try to get them out)

Recipe is from the Internet. can't remember where, sorry

1 comment:

  1. I bought them when YOU were a child. I went to a "sucker" party and bought one set to be polite, then everyone went gaga for them. So I picked up other sets in shapes, then the box of sticks,and I even bought the box of saran wrapper sqaures--all so long ago when you were a wee girl, about Keagan's age.

    I'm glad to see them still being used!