Cinnamon Hard Candy


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Ingredients
2 cups white granulated sugar 1 cup water
3/4 cup corn syrup (light) 2 drops red food coloring (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon oil ---

Mix sugar, water, and corn syrup together in a saucepan.

Using a candy thermometer, cook to 300 degrees.  When it reaches that temperature, remove from heat, add color and flavoring, mixing well.

Pour into a well-greased metal cookie sheet.

Cool slightly (2-3 minutes), then cut into small pieces.

Note -- Be sure to use cinnamon oil, such as LorAnn Gourmet (www.lorannoils.com) brand.  Other flavors and/or colors can be substituted.

Note -- The candy can be allowed to harden completely, then be broken into pieces.  If allowing to harden, score the candy while still soft, to help with the breaking.   The candy can be coated with powdered sugar to avoid sticking during storage.


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Last updated 01/25/07 -- R Cordia