Red Rock Candy


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red cinnamon candies
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy 3-quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, about 10 minutes or until mixture reaches soft ball stage or 234 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Add cinnamon candies; cook, stirring constantly, to hard crack stage or to 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  4. Quickly pour into a buttered 13 x 9-inch pan.
  5. Cool.
  6. To serve, break into small pieces.

Yield: 1 1/2 pounds

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