2 1/2 cups white sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/3 cups water
Have ready to pour in, 2 tsp. vanilla and 4 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Have ready a cookie sheet lined with foil and greased lightly.
You need a heavy 14 cup or more saucepan. Cook on medium heat till the sugar dissolves.
Bring the sugar, corn syrup and water
to a boil; cook without stirring until
it reaches hard crack stage. 300 F on the candy thermometer.
I kept brushing cold water around the sides of the pot so it wouldn't boil over.
Stand back and add the vanilla and then the soda, this will BUBBLE UP!!!
This is the dangerous part if you aren't paying attention, like me!!!
The mixture foams up FAST, pour onto the cookie sheet, have someone hold the pot for you, scrape the rest onto the pan. Let it sit all puffy and golden for two hours. This will be extremely hard because it smells and looks so good!!!
After it has cooled, you can break it into chunks. This is where I was going to dip it into chocolate, but instead I bagged it up as is. I think everyone will enjoy a taste from their childhood!!!
Thanks for the lovely comments, my hand is fine!!!
I missed my 100 post, I think I am up to 102 or so.....
Sorry I missed the giveaway for that one, I will have something for the next post!!!
I still have everyone's names in the hat from the carry over...........