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Crystal Candy

2 c. sugar
1 c. light Karo syrup
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. desired food coloring
Few drops of oil of cinnamon, oil of
peppermint or oil of wintergreen

Line an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan with foil extending over the edges. Butter the foil. Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan. Combine the sugar, Karo syrup and water. Cook over medium heat to boiling, stirring constantly with wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. Clip candy thermometer on side of saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 290 degrees soft crack stage. Mixture should boil 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add few drops of food coloring and flavoring. Immediately pour mixture into prepared pan. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes then break candy into bite-size pieces. 

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