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Old Fashioned Hard Candy

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Food colors 1 (Green And Red)
  Anise extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Peppermint extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Confectioners' sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

1. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine granulated sugar, water and com syrup. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
2. Cook, uncovered and without stirring, to 300F on candy thermometer, or until a few drops of syrup tested in cold water form hard, brittle threads.
3. Remove from heat; divide in half. To one half add 2 drops green color and 1 1/2 teaspoons anise extract. To other half add 2 drops red color and 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract.
4. Pour each into a well-greased pan (about 8 by 8 by 2 inches). Just as soon as candy is cool, working quickly, cut into 1/2-inch strips with scissors; then cut strips into 1-inch pieces (you may need two people to do this).
5. Place candies in single layer on greased cookie sheet. When hard and brittle, sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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