How to Make Low Calorie Hard Candy

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.

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

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How to Make Low Calorie Hard Candy

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • To tell if your mixture has reached the hard-candy stage, drop a small spoonful of the candy mix into cold water. If the candy cracks, it is at the hard-candy stage. This recipe is great for holiday candies. Wrap the candy in clear plastic and tie with a colorful ribbon.
  • Be careful pouring into the molds, as the candy is extremely hot. Do not cause the molds to overflow.
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