" School Of Rock" Sweet Licks

You don't have to be in a band to enjoy Claud's "Sweet Licks." All you need is a little imagination and a hot sugar mixture.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, hot chili oil or your favorite oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon food coloring of choice (optional)

Directions:

1. Wash, dry and grease some lollipop molds or butter a baking sheet.

2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, boiling water, and salt in a medium saucepan.

3. Place over medium-high heat and stir until sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.

4. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan and continue cooking without stirring until the mixture reaches 300F. (hard crack stage)

5. Remove from heat and stir in the flavoring and the food color.

6. Allow to cool 30 seconds to 1 minute before spooning into sucker molds and pushing in the sticks. If you don't have molds, spoon onto skewers or sucker sticks laid 4 or 5 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.

7. Allow to cool 30-45 minutes; wrap individually when hardened.



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