Horehound Candy


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh horehound leaves or 1 cup dried horehound
  • 4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup


  1. Put the water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, add the horehound, cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture stand for 1 hour to infuse.
  4. Train the liquid and discard the horehound.
  5. Add the sugar and the corn syrup to the liquid, and boil it to the hard-crack stage 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  6. Pour the syrup into a buttered 12 x 8-inch pan.
  7. When the candy begins to set, mark it into squares with the tip of a sharp knife.
  8. Cut the candy into pieces when cold.

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