My mother taught me how to make rock candy with this hard cinnamon candy. Now I fix it for my own family and to give as gifts at Christmas..
Nothing says Merry Christmas like delicious Cinnamon Rock Candy!
I learned to make Cinnamon Rock Candy after my husband and I became married. He has wonderful childhood memories of his Grandmother who would make this for him during the holidays as he grew up. She is such a wonderful woman and will be turning 100 in January! Simply amazing to me.
So now I carry on her tradition for my husband and our own children of having the cinnamon rock candy!
Make sure to use Cinnamon Oil. Cinnamon flavor will not be strong enough. Cinnamon oil can usually be found at craft stores or specialty stores with the candy making supplies.
1 cup water
3 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp red food coloring
1 tsp cinnamon oil (2 tsp. if you like it spicy)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 butter, for greasing the surface