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Cut-Out Candy

Cut-Out Candy


  • 2 pouches CERTO Fruit Pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
  • 1 1/3 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 envelope KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor
  • Additional sugar for rolling


  1. Butter or spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Stir fruit pectin, 2 tablespoons water and baking soda in 4-quart saucepan. (Mixture will foam slightly.) Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until foam has thinned.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups sugar, corn syrup and soft drink mix.
  4. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat and boil 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat; stir mixture until bubbles have thinned.
  6. Pour immediately into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until mixture is cool and firm, about 3 hours.
  7. Loosen edges with point of sharp knife. Invert pan onto wax paper which has been sprinkled with about 2 tablespoons sugar.
  8. Sprinkle an additional 2 tablespoons sugar over top of candy.
  9. Cut into 1-inch squares or decorative shapes with small cookie cutters.
  10. Roll candy pieces to coat in sugar, shaking off excess.
  11. Let stand overnight, uncovered, at room temperature before packing or storing.

Yield: 24 servings, 4 pieces each

How To Measure Precisely: To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.

Nutritional Information:: Calories 120 Total fat 0 g Saturated fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 60 mg Carbohydrate 33 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 27 g Protein

0 g Vitamin A 0 %DV Vitamin C 4 %DV Calcium 0 %DV Iron 0 %DV

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