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Cinnamon Hard Candy Recipe
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Cinnamon Hard Candy Recipe

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My Amish aunt made dozens of these spicy red squares for holiday gatherings when I was a tot. I'd always look for them glowing among the other candies she'd carry in! Nowadays, I stir up her recipe for my family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 126 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 310° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in oil and food coloring, keeping face away from the mixture as the odor with be very strong.
  2. Immediately pour onto a greased baking sheet. Quickly spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Using a sharp knife, score into 1-in. squares. Re-cut rectangle along scored lines until candy is cut into squares. Let stand at room temperature until dry. Separate into squares, using a knife if necessary. Yield: 1 pound.
Editor's Note: Cinnamon oil can be found in some pharmacies or at kitchen and cake decorating supply stores.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Cinnamon Hard Candy in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 126 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

I used extract instead of oil because I could not find it in my store. Thought I'd give the extract a try anyway. There is a very little hint of cinnamon. My advise is to double or triple the amount of extract if that is what you are using. Wish I could of found the oil, but thanks to Christmas being a week away I was unable to today. Maybe in a few days.

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

This will be my first time making hard candy my girl friend use to make it every christmas !, thought I would give it a try wish me luck

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

I have made this candy every year for the last 2 years, it is a good recipe , I always bring it to the hard crack stage on my candy thermometer , it always comes out right, I love it...

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

This is a Christmas favorite for our family!My sister-in-love sent this recipe in years ago. I'll always remember the first time I had a piece of it. YUM!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

will make many times over, all year round. Just make with 2 T. Cinnamon

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