Hard Rock Candy
By: Pame Lowe
Photograph by: FoodJunkie
*My (Barbara Burrell) Notes to the Reader*
This is an awesome recipe to make your home smell like cinnamon heaven (or whatever other flavor you choose to use). We love this candy. I highly recommend using a candy thermometer. It helps to eliminate any guess work and mistakes.
I usually use sucker molds to make these but you can also pour the hot mix into a dish/pan and crack it into a lot of assorted sized pieces once it has hardened. I shop at Bakers Nook in Saline, MI for my baking supplies. I love that store :)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
3 3/4 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon oil
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1.Roll the edges of two 16 inch square pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle the foil very generously with confectioners' sugar.
2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the white sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Stop stirring, and boil until a candy thermometer reads 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C). Remove from heat.
3. Stir in the cinnamon oil and food coloring. Pour onto the prepared foil, and allow to cool and harden. Crack into pieces, and store in an airtight container.