For old fashioned hard candies you need your heavy duty pan, candy thermometer, candy molds, hours of carefully tending …..kidding! Making candy can be as easy or as hard as you choose to make it. I’m going to share with you how simply and of course cost effective way to create candy for any occasion. Keep Reading to find out how…
What you will need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tbs water
microwavable deep bowl
food coloring (optional)
concentrated flavor oil
powdered sugar mold:
bag of powdered sugar
Start by making your sugar mold. Pour the bag of powdered sugar in a baking sheet and get a somewhat even layer by spreading it out with your hand.
If you have a heart shaped item, great! If not, simply cut a heart shape out of a sturdy piece of cardboard/plastic. Be sure to hot glue a little “handle” on the back of the heart so you can easily lift your heart template out of the sugar.
Using your heart shaped item or new heart template slowly and firmly press into the powdered sugar. This creates a well in the sugar to pour your heated sugar into. Don’t worry, it wont lose it’s shape.
Old Fashioned hard candy:
In a large microwaveable bowl wisk together 1 cup sugar,1/2 cup corn syrup, and 1 TBSP water. Microwave on high for 3 minutes;stir. Microwave again for 3 more minutes. Sugar will be bubbly and like molten lava so be very careful. Carefully stir in food coloring and a few drops of your favorite concentrated flavor oil. In this case I used only one little drop of red food coloring and I used cherry flavor.
Immediately pour into your powdered sugar mold and allow to cool completely.
Once cooled store in an airtight container. These little sweeties are going to be used for decorating cupcakes for my kids’ classroom. If you have older children this will be a fun Valentine’s Day project to create together (Not recommended for young children-burn risk.)
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