Magic Candy

Magic Candy
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2 Reviews
Magically, four ingredients become a buttery hard candy to savor or use to decorate during the holiday season.
15 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
18 candies

Ingredients

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
light corn syrup
3/4 cup
sugar
3 to 6 drops
red or green food color

Directions

  1. Lightly butter inside of 18 (2-inch) open metal cookie cutters. Place onto lightly buttered baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredientsexceptfood color in heavy 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil (5-8 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cook 15-20 minutes, without stirring, until candy thermometer reaches 280°F. or until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand. Stir in food color.
  3. Carefully spoon about 1 tablespoonhot candy mixture into each prepared cookie cutter. Let stand until candy is cooled (20 minutes). Remove candy from cutters.
  4. Variations:
  5. Holiday Candy Pops: Prepare recipe as directed above. Drop hot mixture by tablespoonfuls over wooden sticks placed on lightly buttered baking sheets. Candy may be pressed into candy pops while still hot, or stuck on with a small amount of corn syrup when cool. Allow to cool before removing from baking sheet. 18 (2-inch) pops.
  6. Holiday Ornaments: Prepare recipe as directed above. Make holes near top of each candy with a skewer or toothpick while candy is warm. Attach ribbon through hole when cool. 18 (2-inch) ornaments.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 candy)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
<1g
Fat
2.5g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

After the candy muxture reaches the final temperature you should add the food color.

Rating

when do u add the food color?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
After the candy muxture reaches the final temperature you should add the food color.
Posted November 11, 2011

Rating

they were ok

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