Hard Candy Recipe

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Gabriel Published: May 5, 2020 Modified: September 18, 2020
Hard Candy Recipe

You’ll need a candy thermometer to make your own hard candy.

How To Make Hard Candy

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A quick and simple recipe to make your of assortment of hard candies! Get creative with the flavor combinations you can concoct in the comforts of your own home!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
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  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup white corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp oil flavoring , of choice
  • drops appropriate food coloring


  1. Mix all ingredients, except coloring and flavoring, until dissolved.
  2. Place on high heat and boil until it reaches 289 degrees F on the candy thermometer.

  3. Cool a little and add coloring and flavoring.
  4. Pour onto greased cookie sheet. Cut into cubes, cool completely, and then break into pieces.
  5. These can then be dusted with powdered sugar to help prevent them sticking together in jars.
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