Hard Candy Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Men

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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
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.

Hard Candy Mix
Hard Candy Mix
75-4301
Unit: 12 oz. bag
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold-Gingerbread Boy Sucker
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold-Gingerb...
8H-4247
Unit: 1
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold-Pine Tree Sucker
Hard Candy/Cookie Mold-Pine Tr...
8H-4216
Unit: 1
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8011)
Leaf Green Americolor® Soft Ge...
ACR-111
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Maroon Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8033)
Maroon Americolor® Soft Gel Pa...
ACR-133
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Key-Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
Key-Lime LorAnn Super-Strength...
42-2412
Unit: 1 dram
Butter Rum LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Butter Rum LorAnn Super-Streng...
42-2190
Unit: 1 dram
Professional Candy Thermometer
Professional Candy Thermometer
80-4
Unit: 1
Sucker Sticks 6 x 5/32"
Sucker Sticks 6 x 5/32"
88-162
Unit: 50/pkg.