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Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Agnes Bauer’s Old-Fashioned Hard Candy

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Haley Bauer

IMG-7384 (1)Agnes knows how it’s done when it comes to hard tack candy!


3 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 cup water
2 drops of oil flavoring
Food coloring


-Mix the first three ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

-Boil, without stirring, until temperature reaches 310 degrees or until the drops of syrup form hard, brittle threads in cold water. Remove from heat.

-After boiling has ceased, stir in flavoring and coloring. Pour into molds. Store in an airtight container.

Colors for hard tack:

Blue – cloves
Red – cinnamon
Brown – root beer
White – peppermint
Dark green – wintergreen
Orange – orange
Yellow – lemon
Black – anise

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