How to Make Hard Candy


Making hard candy isn’t hard at all. Learn how to whip up colorful, delicious batches of yummy hard candy for holidays, gifts, special occasions, or j... See moreust to have some around the house. Your whole family will love it, and it’s super-easy to make. Decide what types of flavors you like—cinnamon, peppermint, butterscotch—and then pick food colorings to match. All you really need is a stovetop and a candy thermometer. Once the candy’s done, break it into the sizes and shapes you want and serve. Get more ideas for Holiday Food Gifts >>

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Jan 24, 2014 11:45 AM

This video was really helpful. What the video did not say was how LONG it would take to get to 300 degrees... I was constantly stirring for 30 minutes... I thought it would stay at 220 degrees forever. I made a sheet of blue candy to break up to make quick rock candy for a Lego Chima birthday party. My recipe called for 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 3-and-a-half cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar (not sure why), 4 drops of blue gel, and 1/4tsp vanilla...


Feb 27, 2013 7:16 PM

Candy can be tricky! This video is very helpful. Excited to try some different flavors.

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