Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Homemade 'Breaking Bad' Themed Hard Candy


Homemade 'Breaking Bad' Themed Hard Candy
Halloween is almost here and what is more fun than a theme. When you have a theme, you can make a lot of treats geared around it and make it a lot of fun. Candy is a great way to show your creativity and make it delish all in the same recipe. 'Breaking Bad' is a well known show today and a familiar theme is threw the show, if you've ever seen it. This recipe shows you how to not only make hard candy but also follow a theme to the very popular show 'Breaking Bad'. These candies play into the show and it makes your Halloween party a little more fun. Perfect for a last minute idea, only takes you a small amount of time to make. You could also make it fancier by making lollipops for the kids. Don't forget to take aggression out later when you get to smash it. Halloween is all in fun and make it more fun with these candies. Enjoy!

'Breaking Bad' Themed Hard Candy

Ingredients

1 cup organic raw vegan sugar
1/2 cup organic light corn syrup (brown rice syrup, agave, maple syrup, etc can be used)
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons raspberry extract or your choice (vanilla, mint, cinnamon, coconut, etc)
Light Blue Food coloring (optional)

*Lollipop molds and sticks (Optional) 
Directions

Prepare your baking sheet by greasing them. You could also do molds for parties or easier eating.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer. Allow to boil, without stirring, until candy reaches 295 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the candy reaches 295 Degrees, remove it from heat. Allow it to sit until it stops bubbling completely. Stir in the extract of your choice and food coloring.

Pour the candy liquid out onto the greased cookie sheet. As thin as you want, not too thin, you want to have pieces. After pouring, allow it cool completely and remove once hardened.

*At this point you could pour into mold instead and insert sticks for hand held version.

When the candy hardens completely, use a mallet or hammer to break into pieces. Store the candy in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to a month. Enjoy!


-Amy