Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe
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Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe

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"My mother made this hard cinnamon candy many times for us as kids," says Marganne Winter Oxley of Klamath Falls, Oregon. "Now I fix it for my own family and to give as gifts at Christmas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce-weight: 132 calories, trace fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine water, sugar, corn syrup and food coloring. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals.
  2. Uncover; cook on medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), about 25 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cinnamon oil (keep face away from mixture as oil is very strong). Immediately pour onto prepared pan. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  3. Break the candy into pieces using the edge of a metal mallet. Sprinkle both sides of candy with confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
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 Rock Candy in Quick Cooking December 2000, p10

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Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"I sold this at a bake sale, and it was gone within 5 minutes."

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"This is the first time I have ever made rock candy and the recipe came out perfectly! I did add an additional tsp of cinnamon flavoring because I was using extract instead of oil. I was wondering if it would be a problem to double up on this recipe if you had two pans to pour it into?"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Great! Next time I think ill double the cinnamon oil though there was only cinnamon flavor in the beginning then went away.....overall great easy recipe"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Very good!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"hehehe Yummy"

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