Synesthisia Spoon Candy
- Optional: drop or two of extract to match food coloring:
- 24 packets (1/2 cup) sugar
- Food coloring
- lime extract with green
- lemon or pineapple extract with yellow
- orange extract with orange
- Small pot/sauce pan
- Small bowl
- Spoons (Plastic is gentler on the teeth than metal. Just sayin’.)
- Non-stick cookie sheet
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from condimentcookbook.wordpress.com
Dump the sugar into the pot and add enough water to cover the sugar.
Stir until the sugar dissolves and add food coloring.
Cook at medium-high until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
Slightly reduce the heat and slowly stir to keep the frothing down.
While the syrup is cooking, put a few cubes of ice into a bowl of water. Periodically drop a small bit of the syrup into the bowl to test it’s consistency.
When the syrup immediately hardens as it hits the bottom of the bowl, it is ready to be “spooned”.
Test it frequently, since it can burn suddenly and discolor the syrup.
If that happens, you’ll smell it before you see it.
When the syrup is ready (as defined in the previous step), you’ll need to act fast. Like, close your email when your significant other walks into the room fast.
Scoop out a spoonful and rest it on the cookie sheet to cool. Repeat until the syrup is gone or you are out of spoons, whichever comes first.
The syrup will be hardening quickly, so you have a minute or less to get your spoons done.
Small batches are best.
Keep the spoons cool.
Humidity will melt the candy and is not your pretty spoons friend.
If you are gifting them, wrap the tips in plastic and close them off with a twist tie or bow to prevent all kinds of befoulment.