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       Title: Christmas Hard Candy
  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 2 Pounds
            -Sue Woodward
   3 1/2 c  Sugar
       1 c  Light corn syrup
       1 c  Water
     1/4 ts To 1/2 tspn cinnamon or
            Peppermint oil
       1 ts Red or green food coloring
   In a lg. heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook on
   med-high heat until candy thermometer reads 300~ (hard crack stage),
   stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in oil and food coloring,
   keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong. Immediately pour
   onto an oiled cookie sheet. Cool; break into pieces. Store in airtight
   containers.  Note - cinnamon and peppermint oils are available in cake
   decorating and candy supply stores.
   Source:  Jane Holman; Moultrie, GA (Taste of Home, Dec/Jan '95)