Saturday, January 7, 2012

I Want Candy!

Posted by:  Paulette

This is not a broken glass casserole dish. This is raspberry candy!

Sometimes I just get a thought into my head out of the blue. Today it was while cleaning the boys' room. They had some candy from Christmas stuck to their desk. And I was thinking how good all that peanut brittle was. And how much I love raspberry. And then I remembered that we had some raspberry extract in the pantry from our hot cocoa bar. 
If you are a man reading this. This is how women think. One thought leads to another in lightening speed, and before we know it, we're on a totally different errand than we intended. 
I did finish cleaning the boy's room. And THEN I made candy!

Raspberry Hard Candy
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lite corn syrup
1/4 cup water
4 drops pink food coloring
2 drops purple food coloring
1 teaspoon raspberry extract

In a medium size pot, on medium heat, combine sugar. corn syrup and water. Cook until the syrup mixture starts to turn yellow. This is your cue to get it off the stove. Quickly add food coloring and extract. Pour into a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Wait until cool, and then break into pieces.

 I had so much fun playing with Katie. We played "I see you!" as we looked through our rose colored glass. 
And the candy was yummy too. It only lasted about 2 hours in our house. Good thing it was so easy to make.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to stay connected as sisters! I like the grumpy looking doll :) Hi I am Trina Christensen. I have a new store called that lists handmade items. I am interested in starting a New Blog to let the public know about my store. Please check it out! We just listed several LDS Temple Quilt Blocks and Children's quilt blocks. It is a very exciting new Store following a similar idea as ETSY, but on a smaller scale. Good Luck with your Blogging. Do you have any advice? I am extremely new to all of this.
    Thanks Trina