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Peppermint Hard Candy

This easy-to-make clear hard candy has a mint flavor from the combination of peppermint and vanilla extracts. It's a perfect Christmas candy recipe for the holidays. &Mdash; Lois Ostenson, Aneta, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/4 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover; cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in extracts and food coloring. Pour into prepared pan. Cool; break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.
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.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounces: 261 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • bhart828
    Sep 27, 2020

    Awesome BUT, first batch I did the peppermint mentioned and too sweet with vanilla. Second batch, no vanilla and 2 tsp of peppermint extract and it was perfect.

  • TheRacistCake
    Dec 6, 2015

    Great recipe. Easy To Make.

  • zigmom03
    Nov 25, 2012

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