Crystal Candies

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Candies, Snacks

2 c Sugar 1 c Corn syrup -- light 1/2 c Water 1/4 ts Food coloring -- if desired ??????? ea oil of cinnamon or peppermint ??????? ea or wintergreen Butter an 8x8 pan. Combine water, sugar, corn syrup in a heavy 2-quart pan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring till sugar dissolves. Clip candy thermometer on pan. Stir occasionally and cook over medium heat until thermometer reaches 290 degrees. Quickly stir in coloring and flavoring and pour into prepared pan. Let cool 10 minutes; then strat scoring the candyinto fairly small squares with a spatula ( a clean putty knife works great). Don't break through the film of the candy. Keep re-marking lines until spatula can cut to the bottom. Cool completely. Can dust with confectioners sugar. Store tightlycovered. Recipe By :