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Radical Sweet Mint Rock Candy Recipe12|13|11
As seen on Sacramento & Company's Holiday Decorating and Entertaining segment, as part of my Holiday Candy Buffet (article coming soon...)!
This was such a fun project for all of us to do, and my first foray into the world of candy making!
This would make a yummy treat for the family or a fun guest gift for your next holiday party. It's really simple to make and very inexpensive to produce in bulk.
Pick a color to match your party decor and a flavor that suits you, and that right there is half the battle! I am providing the recipe for my sweet mint variety, please note you can use any flavoring you prefer.
Recipe:(Makes One Tray)
2 cups water
1 cup white corn syrup
3 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp of peppermint extract
4-5 drops of green food coloring
Add all contents to a sauce pan and boil the mixture. Continue stirring while it heats, until until it reaches 300 Degrees F; use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature (if you don't have a candy thermometer, it's possible to use a meat thermometer with a long stem - this is actually what I used).
Once it reaches 300 Degrees, pour it into a cool tray or cookie sheet (with a lip) and allow it to cool and harden.
This will take about an hour or so.
Once it's completely cooled and hardened you can smash it to pieces and break it apart. This is certainly the fun part!