whatscookinwednesdayMany of us are snowed in, so let’s make CANDY!

Not just any kind of candy, though.  Let’s make some candy with a snap to it!  So get out your hard candy molds and let’s make some truly unique hard candy.


1/2 cup sugar (Do not use Splenda; for this recipe, you must use real sugar.)

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup pepper jelly, any flavor

Powdered sugar

What to do:

Mix the sugar and corn syrup in a glass bowl.  cover with plastic wrap and microwave about a minute

remove the plastic wrap carefully or the steam will burn you.  Add the pepper jelly and stir.  If you want to use food coloring add it now.

Pour the mixture into hard candy molds and let it cool completely.  I let mine cool in the refrigerator if there’s room in there!  If you’re really in a hurry, let your candy cool in the freezer.

Break the candy out of the molds and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This is also an excellent recipe to use in your lollipop molds.  With this recipe, you should oil the mold before filling it.

If you have trouble getting the candy out of the molds, stick it in the freezer for a half hour.  Candy should pop right out!

If you don’t own any hard candy molds, you can spread the mixture on an oiled pizza pan and when it’s hard, break it into pieces.  If you end up with a thick coating, use a hammer to break it up.

If you break your candy into pieces like this, you can create treats that look like stained glass windows!  Just make some sugar cookies and put the broken candy pieces on top of each cookie.  Bake as usual.

Mmm, this candy is so spicy and good!

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