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Microwave Hard Candy

 Microwave Hard Candy
(Used with permission from LorAnn Oils.)
144 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • LorAnn liquid food coloring (as desired)
  • 1/2 dram (1/2 teaspoon) LorAnn flavoring oil (as desired)
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • Thoroughly mix sugar and light corn syrup in a 4-cup microwave-safe
  • glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2
  • minutes. Remove from microwave and carefully remove plastic wrap.
  • Quickly stir the sugar mixture and then cover with a new sheet of
  • plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from
  • microwave, carefully remove plastic wrap and stir.
  • After boiling has ceased, stir in coloring and then flavoring. Pour
  • syrup quickly but carefully onto a lightly greased baking sheet and
  • score at once to mark squares. Break into pieces when cool and dust
  • with confectioners' sugar if desired, to keep from sticking. Store
  • in airtight containers. Yield: none.
Editor's Note: Mini-microwaves and commercial microwaves are not recommended.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 9 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.