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

Step 1: The Ingredients

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

Step 2: Making It

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

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.
<p>i made my first hard tack candy yay</p>
<p>How much color and flavoring do you add? Scared I will add to much!</p>
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?
<p>roll in powder sugar. Solves the sticky problem ASAP</p>
<p>My dad usually makes it every year, he always puts powder sugar on it, it doesn't stick together either way tho. We use generic ziplock bags for ours to store it.</p>

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