Candy Coal Recipe:
(you will need parchment paper and a candy thermometer for this recipe)
- 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- Black Food Coloring (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon Flavor Extract (optional)
- Combine corn syrup, water and sugar in a medium saucepan on medium/high heat.
- Use a candy thermometer and boil mixture until the temperature reaches hard crack (305 degrees).
- Once it reaches 305 degrees immediately remove the candy from the burner and stir in food coloring and flavor extract.
- Immediately pour into a parchment paper lined 9×9 pan. Work quickly as the candy will start to harden right away.
- Allow the candy to cool and harden. Once the candy has completely cooled gently tap with a meat tenderizer to break into candy size pieces.
You can dust the candy with a bit of confectioners sugar to keep it from sticking to one another and store in an airtight container.
You never know when this coal candy might come in handy! Convince your kiddos Santa dropped it off and they might just clean their room for once. Who is getting coal at your house this year?
Thanks Kelsey! Such a fun little “trick” to play on the kids for Christmas! Kelsey has great ideas on her blog. Here are a few I know you’ll love:
If you love the Elf on the Shelf, then you’ll have to check out her Elf Hacks Post!
And even though they sound a little crazy, I bet these Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies are SO good!
And she has great ideas for showing gratitude like this DIY Fall Photo Banner!
Dona Owens says
This is cute but would need to know how much water.
This candy is cute! And even looks tasty!