How to Make Low Calorie Hard Candy

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup of SPLENDA®

  • 1 cup of white corn syrup

  • 2/3 cup water

  • Stove

  • 2 quart pan

  • Candy molds

  • Spay vegetable oil

SPLENDA® is the perfect substitute for sugar and can be used for baking. Low calorie hard candy is a great way to calm hunger cravings between meals. It satisfies the sweet tooth without putting inches on your waste. It's even more fun to make yourself. Try this recipe and experiment with different flavors and colors.

How to Make Low Calorie Hard Candy

Step 1

Combine 1 cup of SPLENDA®, 1 cup of white corn syrup and 2/3 cup of water. Place over low heat and stir until SPLENDA® has completely dissolved.

Step 2

Once dissolved, raise to medium heat and cover. After 2 to 3 minutes the added heat will wash down sugar crystals from the sides of the pan.

Step 3

Once sides are clear, cook without stirring until hard candy stage (300 degrees on your candy thermometer).

Step 4

Take the candy off the stove and add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or peppermint oil for taste. Also, add a few drops of food coloring of your choice for presentation.

Step 5

Brush candy molds with light oil and pour candy mix into prepared molds. Cool and remove from molds. Wrap in plastic and store in a dry and cool place.


In order to tell if you have reached hard candy stage, take a small spoonful of the candy mix and drop it in cold water. If candy cracks, it is at hard candy stage. This is great for holiday candies. Wrap in clear plastic and tie with a colorful ribbon.


Be careful pouring into molds as the candy is extremely hot. Do not overflow the molds.