Monday, June 14, 2010

In The Kitchen #4: Simple & Easy Peppermint Hard Candy

I really like this recipe for peppermint hard candy. It uses simple ingredients (sugar, water, corn syrup, & peppermint flavoring) & it's one of those recipes that you don't need to see on a piece of paper every time - you just memorize it. All you have to do is - disolve the sugar, water & corn syrup, then bring it to 300, stir in flavoring (& food coloring if you want), then pour in pans. 

It may be easier to put a little foil in the bottom of the pan before you pour - that way you could just lift it, & if you don't get to it fast enough, it's not as big of a mess. I don't put it in the warm water as the recipe suggests even though I usually cut it by myself. The edges harden first & the middle may still be soft, hot & sticking to the pan - just lift up part of it, cut it towards the middle that so it's not in the pan, then continue to cut it. The pans in the pictures below are the pans that I used the first time. I've used 4 bread pans, and a 9 x 13 also. If you use the bread pans you can color them different colors.

You can't expect this recipe to look like the ones at the store - they're not creamy, actually clear!

1 comment:

  1. Hello H!

    I have never seen the store-bought peppermint candy, so I have nothing to go on.

    Your recipes are great.

    Good on you for labelling the recipes clearly: whether gluten-free or not.

    I also liked the potato chips and the rabbit very much.

    You are a good kitchen steward.


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