several different recipes out there for clear toy and barley candy.
See the recipe page to select one. Below you will find a basic
Things you will
4 cups Cane Sugar (not beet sugar)
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon heaping of cream of tarter
Pot, preferable copper unlined
Food coloring (optional)
Always make sure you
molds are set up before you start. First make sure your molds
are clean then brush the insides with a light oil. I use canola oil.
I have found standing them on a
for an easy clean up if you dribble candy.
Next in a pot add your
sugar, water, and cream of tarter. Stir carefully so the
mixture does not splash up on the sides of the pot. Insert
candy thermometer and turn burner to medium high. DO NOT STIR AT ALL
in the cooking process.
NEVER LEAVE YOUR
MIXTURE UNATTENDED !!!
Watch you thermometer closely. Once it
reaches 260ºF. add color. Do
NOT stir, the boiling action will incorporate the color.
Once the mixture reaches
300ºF. remove pan from the heat.
Let the mixture stop
boiling and cool for a minute or two. Then pour slowly into
Clear toy candy does not have sticks but if you would like to add
them you need to wait till the candy just starts to cool, then
insert stick. If you put them in too soon they will lean, to
late, the candy will be to hard to insert the stick.
Once the molds have
cooled till they are warm, open them up and check to see if the
candy is firm enough to remove. If still to soft close mold
and wait. If firm enough, pop the candy out on to tray to cool.
Let candy cool to room
temperature then bag or display.