Christmas Rock Candy
Mmm, this sweet, cinnamon flavored Christmas Rock Candy with a light dusting of confectioners sugar makes a great stocking stuffer. To make them stocking ready, simply wrap a few pieces in a decorative or plastic bag and seal the deal with a ribbon.
- 3 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup light karo syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon flavoring: I use LorAnn candy flavors, and for this I used cinnamon oil
- Food Coloring (optional)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from myserendipitylife.com
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (I used a light cooking spray on the paper just in case but this is optional). Combine sugar, syrup, water and color in saucepan, dissolving the sugar as much as possible.
Bring to boil and reduce to medium, let simmer until the candy thermometer reads 302°F (VERY HOT BE CAREFUL!) (about 45 minutes)
Remove from heat, then add your flavor. Be sure to turn your face away if using cinnamon oil, it is very potent. Mixture will bubble and shoot up some steam, which is normal.
Pour mixture onto prepared pan and cool completely. My candy was cool in about 45 minutes.
Break candy into pieces, and make sure you break of the sharp points by just tapping the piece lightly to smooth it out. You can avoid this by cutting the candy while it is still warm. That isn't as fun though.
Add your powdered sugar to a zip-loc bag, add the candy and shake to coat.