Yield: 2 1/4 pounds
3 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light Karo syrup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon oil flavoring (available at pharmacy
in flavors such as cinnamon, anise,
wintergreen, spearmint, lime)
Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on 2 (15 x 11-inch) cookie sheets.
Combine sugar, Karo syrup and water in heavy saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Continue to cook, without stirring, until syrup reaches 290 degrees F on candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and add food coloring to desired intensity and the desired oil flavoring.
Pour onto cookie sheets, cool and break into small pieces.