• 1 C + 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp flavored drink mix (like Kool Aid Brand or Jolly Rancher Brand)
  • 1/2 tsp powdered citric acid


  1. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or a sheet of foil sprayed very lightly with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Measure out all of your ingredients in individual bowls and have them handy by the stove
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and 2-1/2 Tbsp water
  4. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, and bring to a boil over medium heat
  5. Cook the syrup, without stirring, until the thermometer reads 300 degrees, approx. 8 – 10 minutes 
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully stir in the baking soda, flavored drink mix and citric acid – it will foam up quite a bit
  7. QUICKLY pour the syrup onto the prepared baking sheet in one move
  8. Let stand to cool completely
  9. Smash the candy into bite-size pieces
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks