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  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
   3 3/4 c  White sugar
   1 1/2 c  Lily white syrup (or Karo,
            -must be colorless)
       1 c  Water
            -food coloring
            -oil based flavorings (I
            -use Wilton’s)
            -tin foil
      10 c  -icing sugar (can be used
            -over and over)
            -sharp pair of scissors
            -candy thermometer
   Mix the white sugar, white syrup, and water in a
   medium sized pot. Add the food coloring you want
   (green for spearmint, orange for orange) Bring to a
   boil, and boil until candy thermometer reaches 300F
   degrees. (Can take up to 20 minutes)   Stir to mix all
   the ingredients, but once it starts to boil, do not
   touch.  Pot must be big enough to allow for double, as
   it rises as it boils
   While the candy mixture is boiling, shape a large
   piece of tin foil by folding up the sides and ends.
   (I use the large foil about 3 feet long) to create a
   large cookie sheet type shape. Put the icing sugar on
   the foil to completely cover it, and bank up the sides
   with icing sugar.
   When the candy mixture has reached 300F, remove from
   heat.  Let sit about 10 seconds and stir to cool
   slightly (heavy emphasis on SLIGHTLY) Then add about 1
   to 1-1/2 tsp of the oil based flavorings depending on
   how strong you want the flavor. Stir until mixed (may
   boil a bit and DON'T stand over top of pot as flavor
   with escape in the air and up your nose!! 8-} ) Once
   flavoring is combined, pour mixture onto the icing
   sugar and use rubber spatula to scrape all mixture out
   of pot. Put pot,spatula and candy thermometer into
   sinkful of hot soapy water. If you allow it to harden
   you won't be saying nice things about me at all!! 8-}
   As candy is cooling, keep checking by trying to pull
   up the edges. Once it gets to the consistency that you
   can lift it a little, start cutting it FAST! I cut off
   a chunk and then cut it up into bite-sized pieces. The
   outside will cool first so you have to watch it.  If
   it hardens to quickly you will end up with a good size
   lollipop that you won't be able to cut. It will
   shatter like glass. Continue working your way around
   until all is cut. Then I take all the candy and put it
   in a strainer that is sitting over a bowl.  Shake some
   of the excess icing sugar off candy and allow to cool
   thoroughly. Pack in airtight containers.  I find
   Zip-Loc Freezer bags pretty good. This recipe makes
   about 2 lbs candy. Once I have done all the flavors
   that I want, then I set up all the bags and put about
   10 of each flavor into a smaller zip-loc and seal.
   They make great Christmas gifts for family and all the
   various people you give to....mailman, garbage man,
   paperboy, school teachers, your kids friends..etc. I
   figure if the kids have to help me cut, they get some
   to give to their friends..  Besides.. makes a good
   bribe to get them to help!!
   Origin:  ME!  Sharon Stevens Shared by: ME! Sharon
   From: Sharon Stevens                  Date: 08-23-93