Easy Candy Recipe ~ Old Fashioned Party Favors

It’s Friday & I’m wrapping up some of the final details for the munchkin’s birthday celebration.  One of the things I usually struggle with is party favors.  I never know what to do. I finally decided to make Old Fashioned hard candy & put them in these adorable gift boxes that my client offers in her store.  You can find them HERE.   I have been meaning to make hard candy for FOREVER & I finally had a reason to push me to just do it.  You know- it was super easy & I will be doing it again in various different flavors.

This Easy Candy Recipe  is perfect for party favors.


Easy Candy Recipe, old fashioned candy recipe, party favorsThe kids are loving it & asking when I will make more.

Fortunately I can do that as often as I like because it took hardly any time at all.


Easy Candy Recipe, old fashioned candy recipe, party favors

Easy Candy Recipe

Easy Candy Recipe


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white corn syrup
  • 3 drops food color of desired color
  • 1 tsp candy flavoring of your choice
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Coat baking sheet or jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine water, granulated sugar & corn syrup in 2qt saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  4. Continue to boil until you reach 300 degrees- hard crack temp.
  5. Remove from heat & quickly add in your food coloring & candy flavor. Stir.
  6. Immediately pour into your prepared pan. Sprinkle with any decorations desired at this time.
  7. Cool in refrigerator 30-60 minutes to harden.
  8. Remove from refrigerator & press a fork into the candy to crack into pieces. (some of the thicker parts may need a little tap with a hammer)
  9. Transfer to a bowl & add confectioners sugar. Toss to coat (this keeps it from sticking to itself)
  10. Store in an airtight container.


You have to give this a try. I think I will be seeking out a whole variety of candy flavors now.


Have a great weekend everyone!



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