To make hard candy, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • food coloring (optional)
  • flavor extract (optional)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cook the mixture over high heat without stirring until it reaches 300ยฐF on a candy thermometer.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and add food coloring and flavor extract if desired. Stir quickly to combine.
  5. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let it cool.
  6. Once the candy has cooled and hardened, break it into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Enjoy your homemade hard candy!