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hard tac candy

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Christopher Hile
Defiance, OH

This is my Dad's recipe he showed me how to make it and it has been a family tradition to make the candy every year. It is a very good candy for the holidays.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hard tac candy

  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 c
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    peppermint oil
  • 1 tsp
    green food coloring

How To Make hard tac candy

  • 1
    in a large heavy sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook on medium high heat until candy thermometer reads 300 degrees(hard crack stage) stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Remove from heat stir in oil and food coloring keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong. Immediediately pour onto an oil cookie sheet or i use a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Cool completely and break into pieces dust with powdered sugar and enjoy. Store in airtight containers.