Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Recipe: Red Hots (Hard Candy)

This recipe is actually from my great-grandma, who would make this around the holidays. And the recipe is 100% adjustable to your own tastes. If you like hard candy, but don't care for red hot cinnamon, you can use any other flavor of LorAnn oils, along with the appropriate food coloring.

Red Hots (also Hard Candy)

4 cups of white sugar
½ bottle of red cake coloring
4 cups white syrup
2 tablespoons LorAnn oil – cinnamon

Directions:

Mix sugar and syrup, bring to boil – stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Cook to a hard crackling boil/300 degrees.

Don't stir. Remove from heat.

Cool some, add cake coloring and LorAnn oil.

Pour into well-greased pan (cooking spray).

Break in squares when cold.

Other hard candy flavor suggestions: green coloring with wintergreen LorAnn flavoring, blue coloring with blueberry LorAnn flavoring, purple coloring with plum LorAnn flavoring, pink coloring with bubble gum LorAnn flavoring, o
r red coloring with cran-raspberry LorAnn flavoring.

Shop for LorAnn flavoring oils at lorannoils.com

3 comments:

KB said...

This is great. I was just eating some of this that someone made my mom and I googled it to see how to make it. Thanks for making it easy for me!!!

KB said...

This is great. I was just eating some of this that someone made my mom and I googled it to see how to make it. Thanks for making it easy for me!!!

Scott said...

KB, I hope the recipe goes well for you! If you check back, let me know how it turned out, as I've yet to try this recipe myself.

My great-grandma would make this and the candy would last you forever LOL