Candy Coal ( for Christmas) Aug 21, 2002 8:25:23 GMT -6 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by KD7LBR on Aug 21, 2002 8:25:23 GMT -6 Candy - Coal [for those a little to naughty]Know someone that hasn’t be very good this year? They need a lump of coal in their stocking. Well here is a recipe for coal candy, from"Country Christmas Recipes - Favorite all time RecipesCoal Candy 2 c. sugar¾ light corn syrup½ c. water1 tsp. anise extract½ tsp. black paste food coloringLine 8 inch square pan with foil, extending edges over sides of pan. Lightly grease foil with butter. Measure sugar, corn syrup and water into heavy 2 qt. Saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissoled and mixture comes to boil, being careful not to splash sugar mixture on side of pan. Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan [do not let bulb touch bottom of pan]. Cook about 15 min until thermometer registers 290 deg. without stirring. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in anise extract and food coloring. Pour mixture into prepare pan. Cool completely. Lift candy out of pan using foil; remove foil. Place candy between 2 layers of heavy-duty foil. Pound with mallet to break candy into 1 to 2 inch pieces. Makes about 1-1/2 lb.s.