Quick and Easy Microwave Hard Candy

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Recipe for Quick and Easy Microwave Hard Candy. Got a sweet tooth? No problem. Now you can make your favorite hard candy in minutes with the convenience of your microwave.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavoring*
  • food coloring
  • *flavoring may include lemon, vanilla, cherry, almond, peppermint or other extracts


  1. Thoroughly mix sugar and light corn syrup in glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Quickly stir the sugar mixture and then cover with a NEW sheet of plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. After boiling has ceased, stir in coloring and flavoring. Pour syrup quickly, onto wax paper covered cookie sheet or into non-stick sprayed molds. Cool completely before breaking into pieces. Store in airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.