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Hard Tack Candy

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This Christmas, I am making hard tack candy for my dad. Here's how you can, too.
 
 
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Step 1: The Ingredients

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2 Cups Sugar
2/3 Cups Corn Syrup
1/4 Cups Water
Oil Flavoring (Optional)
Food Coloring (Optional)

Step 2: Making It

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Mix corn syrup, water, and sugar. Boil on high heat until the mixture reaches 280*. If you want, now is the time to add oil flavoring and food coloring. Pour into mold of your choice, but work fast. Mixture hardens fast.

Step 3: Finishing It

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Let mixture sit until it hardens. You can break it by dropping it onto counter, punching it, ETC. Congratulations! You have just made hard tack candy.
Xandergust1 year ago
Thanks for this. Looks like a nice easy recipe. What's the best way to store these? I want to make some for a party and was hoping to put a few of each flavor in a cellophane bag. Do they stick together, if they are not wrapped individually?
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