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Hard Candy Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Men

Idea gallery #1241
Hard Candy Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Men
Ingredients and Supplies
1¾ cups granulated sugar
½ cup water
½ cup light corn syrup
food coloring
½ teaspoon concentrated flavor or oil
hard candy molds
candy thermometer
candy funnel w/stopper
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Instructions
In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cover and bring to a rolling boil. Remove lid, place thermometer in pan and cook to 250°F. Add food coloring and continue cooking to 300°F. (Remove from heat at 295°F as temperature will continue rising.) Let cool to 265°F. Add flavoring or oil and cover for two minutes.

Spray hard candy mold (must withstand high heat) with a cooking spray. Spray a funnel and stopper (also must withstand high heat) with a cooking spray. Pour hot syrup into the funnel with the stopper at the end. Lift stopper to allow enough hot syrup to fill each mold cavity. If using a sucker mold, add sticks immediately. Unmold when cool.

This recipe can be made from scratch or by using our hard candy mix.

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