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  1. 2 c Cane sugar

  2. 2/3 c Light Karo

  3. 3/4 c Water

  4. 1 ts Oil flavor* and color 1 ts Or more citric acid**

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  1. Have color/flavor/citric acid ready when finished cooking! *More or less, some flavors are stronger than others. **Put citric acid in fruit-flavored candies for tartness. TEST YOUR THERMOMETER EVERY DAY! To test: Place it in cold water and bring to boil. If water boils at- say 210 instead of 212, reduce cooking time 2 degrees. **I use a TAYLOR thermometer. Wilton sells them now. Spray *PAM in molds and on surface. Not too much and only once per session. USE A THIN PAN, NOT HEAVY! Candy must set a few minutes in the pan and the temp will rise, burning the candy in a thick pan. Bring mixture to boil. Put lid on for 3 minutes , add thermometer and DON’T STIR. When therm. reaches 285-290D. remove pot from stove.Wait for temp. to lower below 260^ before adding color/flavor/citric acid. Cover pan after adding citric acid so it won’t fade the taste. I add about 2 ts citric acid. DON’T STIR! Use the tiny viles of Lorann oils. Avail. in cake supply shop or drug store. I pour the cooked candy into a GUTTMAN candy funnel Thats the quickest way to get it in molds befor it cools and hardens. *Of course, spray funnel! I pour some into molds and the rest onto my marble slab. The part on the slab: I roll it into a long cylinder and cut into ‘pillows’ w/scissors. Dust finished candies with powdered sugar so they won’t ‘melt’ together. There is one very nice sucker mold. It is a white ring w/ a slit for the stick. All you do is spray mold, add stick, fill w/candy, cool and remove easily Comes in 2-3 sizes, round or heart-shaped. I beleive it is Guttman Brand and available here at Sugarcraft. About 2 dz in a pack. This is my kids favorite Christmas candy. You will want to make several flavors. Experiment on how-much flavor. All vary. *Don’t add too much on the mints. Takes more on the cherry/strawberry/lemon/orange, etc. There are at least 50 oil flavors available to choose from! Shared by Dolores McCann, Hamilton OH Dolores McCann, Prodigy Food and Wine Board Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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