Hard Tack Candy
Makes approximately 2 lbs.
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1 Dram (1tsp) Flavoring Oil
- Food Coloring
- Powered Sugar (optional)
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Mix first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan.
Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
Boil, without stirring, until temperature reaches 310° or until drops of syrup form hard, brittle threads in cold water.
Remove from heat.
After boiling has ceased, stir in flavoring and coloring.
Pour onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
Cool and break into pieces.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Store in airtight containers.
Hints I found to be helpful. Please keep in mind this is personal preference.
Spearmint - 1 dram is good
Cinnamon - 1 dram is good, if you want it hotter, then add 2 drams
Peach - 1 dram is weak, I would add 2 drams
Sassafras - 1 dram is alright, I would add 1/2 a dram more