- 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
Homemade Hard Candy - in the microwaveSubmitted by: HARV47
IntroductionNo 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.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. extract or flavoring oil
Food coloring (optional)
Mold for hard candy (not chocolate)
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.
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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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
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