Saturday, February 23, 2013

Candy Spoons

*This recipe can be changed for any type of hard candy, any flavored oil/extract, and any color/tint you would like. Therefore this can be adapted for many occasions.
          **Just note that for the given recipe, it is naturally a golden color.
*Also if hard candy isn't your think, try just using chocolate!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
a few drops food coloring (optional)
small teaspoons

  1. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and food coloring over medium high heat.
  3. Cook, stirring to dissolve the sugar until it comes to a boil.
    1. If you stop stirring before the mixture boils, crystallization may occur.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, swirling the pan occasionally but not stirring, until the mixture reaches 300F.
  5. Remove from heat and dip spoons, holding them by the handles and coating as think as you would like.
  6. Place rounded side down on your prepared baking sheet and decorate with sprinkles while they are warm and sticky.
  7. Cool completely.

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