1Tablespoonextract flavoringwe used strawberry & lemon
food coloring7-10 drops, depending
powered sugar for dusting
Line cookie sheets (it's best to use cookie sheets that have a lip) with silicone liners. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan and continuously stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Once dissolved, insert a candy thermometer to the pan (it should rest about an inch from the bottom of the pan) and continue to cook, without stirring, until the thermometer reaches 290 degrees. It should take around 35-45 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add food coloring and extract. Eyeball the coloring to get the color you want. We matched red with strawberry and yellow with lemon.
Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and allow it to cool completely.
Once cooled, lay a clean towel or parchment/wax paper over the candy and gently tap with a hammer/meat tenderizer/mallet to break into pieces.
Sprinkle candy with powdered sugar & toss to coat.
Repeat process for each flavor/color you're making.
Each batch makes a cookie sheet worth of candy, which you break up into whatever size pieces you want. So, it makes a lot.