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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 dram (1 teaspoon)* LorAnn Super Strength flavoring, any flavor
  • LorAnn liquid food coloring or gel food coloring (as desired)
  • Hard candy molds (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Sucker bags & twist ties (optional)

Use of a candy thermometer is recommended

*Please note that our Cinnamon, Clove and Peppermint flavors are particularly potent. You may wish to reduce the amount used for these flavors.

Make sure your thermometer measures accurately; in boiling water it should read 212°F. (100° C.). Have all ingredients and tools assembled and within easy reach of the stove. The use of metal spoons and measuring utensils is recommended. Line a rimmed baking sheet/jelly roll pan with foil and lightly oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray (such as PAM).

If using molds, lightly spray cavities of clean, dry candy molds with non-stick cooking spray. Insert sucker sticks. If using molds, you may also want to spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray. If after pouring the syrup into the molds you have excess candy, you can pour it onto the foil for break-up candy.

  1. In a heavy (good quality) 2-quart saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Insert candy thermometer if using, making certain it does not touch the bottom of the pan. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring.
  3. Early in the cooking process, “wash down” any sugar crystals that form on the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush.
  4. Continue to cook the syrup, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 260º F; add drops of coloring until desired hue is achieved. Do not stir; boiling action will incorporate color into syrup.
  5. Remove from heat precisely at 300° F (temperature will continue rising), or until drops of syrup form hard, brittle threads in cold water (hard crack stage). After boiling action has ceased, add flavor and stir. USE CAUTION WHEN ADDING FLAVORING TO AVOID RISING STEAM.
  6. Carefully pour syrup into prepared molds or onto the prepared greased and foil lined cookie sheet. (As the sugar mixture begins to set up, you may want to score with a large knife to mark squares.) Do not refrigerate.
  7. Cool completely. Break sheet candy into small pieces and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Store in airtight containers between waxed paper. If making lollipops, do not dust with powdered sugar, but place in sucker bags and secure with twist ties. Store hard candy in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.

Tip: For easy clean-up, simply soak your pot and utensils in hot water until the hardened candy is dissolved.

*Another alternative is to pour the hot candy onto a heat-resistant surface covered in powdered sugar. When the candy is slightly cooled, it can be cut with well-oiled scissors into pillow-shaped pieces (you may want to wear heat-resistant gloves, such as rubber, to protect hands from heat).

source (r/candyMakers)

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It'll always be a little yellow because once you cook out enough water to make hard candy, the sugar immediately starts to caramelize. You can add a tiny little bit of blue or purple to counter the yellow tones (it works the same as toner when you bleach your hair..) but it's never going to be perfectly colorless.
Use less water. You will want the sugar to look like wet sand.
keep your oven on and put it in if it cools down too much
Titanium dioxide is used in popular candies and other processed foods to give a smooth texture or to work as a white colorant.
Try tasting the liquid before it sets up and adjusting as needed. If you don't like the taste of the liquid, you won't like the taste of the finished product.
The chefsteps recipe is awesome. And you can use literally anything as the flavoring. I did old fashioned , margaritas, raspberry basil, mango melon, and basil gin. All amazing!
For homemade gummies, you need a ratio of 2 tbsp (about 18g) gelatin powder to 1 cup liquid. The liquid, sweetener and flavour is up to you. Heat liquid, whisk in gelatin then pour into molds.
If you use soda, the flavour will stick around but the carbonation will not.

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