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I'm Roger Stringer: a father, author, developer, consultant, chef, speaker. Founder of Data McFly.

Old Fashioned Hard Candy



  • 3 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • few drops of oil of cinnamon or oil of peppermint
  • food coloring (your choice of color)


  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in large saucepan.
  2. Cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves; stirring constantly.
  3. Stop stirring once sugar dissolves.
  4. Insert candy thermometer and bring to a boil until temperature reaches 310 degrees.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in oil and food coloring (to desired shade).
  6. Pour onto cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil and powdered sugar.
  7. Let cool completely, break and enjoy!

Roger Stringer spends most of his time solving problems for people, and otherwise occupying himself with being a dad, cooking, speaking, learning, writing, reading, and the overall pursuit of life. He lives in Penticton, BC.

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