Have you ever seen a pin on Pinterest that you had to try immediately? I saw this awesome pin a few months ago, and was so excited to try it! I love using Kool-Aid as a flavoring because there are so many different delicious flavors.
However, the recipe was kind of a bust :(
I was disappointed with the result and it was a total waste of ingredients.
But the idea had me so intrigue that I decided to make my own taffy recipe. And I am so glad I did because this Honey Kool-Aid taffy is amazing. It’s chewy and tangy, and you can pick almost any flavor, since Kool-Aid makes so many different ones.
Tip: Make sure you are using a candy thermometer! Candy can be super temperamental, so save yourself some grief and use a thermometer.
- 1 C Sugar
- 1/3 C Honey (or Karo Syrup)
- 1/2 C Water
- 1 Packet Kool-Aid
- Lollipop Sticks
- Lollipop Molds
- Prepare a cookie sheet by placing hard candy molds and generously spraying with non-stick spray. Set aside. Mix sugar, syrup/honey and water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and heat until it reaches hard crack stage, or 280-300 degrees. Avoid stirring it once it has started boiling, and don’t scrape the sides of the pot. Candy is very temperamental and the whole batch can crystalize if undissolved sugar from the side mixes in. It doesn’t need to be stirred, so once it starts boiling, you can leave it alone.
- It’s very important that you let the candy cool before adding the Kool-Aid. Hard candy usually calls for oil flavorings. Kool-aid will work, but you have to let the candy cool. Otherwise, the molten candy will burn the powder and your lollies will turn out tasting bland and bitter.
- Remove the candy from heat and gently stir it for a few minutes. It will bubble up as you stir it. Let it cool to about 260 degrees, then add your Kool-Aid. Make sure it’s mixed well, then pour into your molds. Place your sticks, and twist so they are inside the candy.