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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 90
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 17.5
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.0 g

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Homemade Hard Candy - in the microwave

Submitted by: HARV47
Homemade Hard Candy - in the microwave

Introduction

No need to worry about candy thermometers and burning suger. Make hard candy easily in the microwave! A great way to create un-common flavors. No need to worry about candy thermometers and burning suger. Make hard candy easily in the microwave! A great way to create un-common flavors.
Number of Servings: 90

Ingredients

    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 tsp. extract or flavoring oil
    Food coloring (optional)
    Powdered sugar
    Mold for hard candy (not chocolate)

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Directions

1. Mix sugar and corn syrup in a microwave-safe glass (or other container). Cover glass with plastic wrap and microwave 1 minute.

2. Remove plastic wrap carefully to avoid steam. Stir and cover with a new piece of plastic wrap. Microwave 1 minute.

3. Remove plastic wrap. Add flavoring, coloring, and stir. Pour into hard candy mold and let cool completely (nutritional info is based on a 90 piece candy mold, yours may differ). Break apart and lightly coat with powdered sugar to keep pieces from sticking.


Note:
If the mixture is too mushy, you may have used too much corn syrup. This will also cause problems removing from mold, try sticking it in the freezer.


This recipe also works with sucker molds. With a deeper mold like this, make sure to lightly oil the mold beforehand. Wrap suckers separately when cool.

Number of Servings: 90

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HARV47.





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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My mom has made hard candy at Christmas for as long as I can remember. If you don't have the molds, you can make a little pan out of aluminum foil and coat with (not so healthy) powdered sugar or...(you fill in the blank). Let harden and then put a towel over it and break it with a hammer! - 10/21/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this a week ago for my kids with strawberry flavoring and they loved it. My only problem was I used the candy and sucker molds too and had a really hard time getting them out of the molds. I'd like to try again maybe using a spray or powder to get them out of the molds. - 8/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was easy to make. It is now cooling. I poured mine out on a lightly buttered plastic cutting sheet. I will break in to pieces when it hardens. Great taste - I used cinnamon oil. - 7/28/07

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  • this sounds great! i am going to try this!!! - 7/20/08

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  • I am going to try this also but like above i have a marble slab i will grease and later break appart.. cant wait - 7/8/08

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  • I made this today and I must have done something wrong. I only got 38 pieces and I had a hard time getting the candy out of my molds. Help..I really would like to try it again. - 7/27/07

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  • My mom used to make suckers for us when we were kids. I just got some sucker molds and was overwhelmed by the thermometer and stuff. this looks doable and I know how many calories too. I am going to try this - 7/26/07

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  • I'm going to try this! I've been looking for a rock candy recipe, and this one's super simple! - 7/23/07

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