This is a small promo-recipe card from Karo Light Corn Syrup that was found in a large collection, date unknown. It has three different candy recipes plus a simple chart for candy flavorings and color suggestions. Recipes are typed below along with scanned copies of both front and back of card.

Front Of Karo Candy Recipe CardMINTED NUTS

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
10 marshmallows
1/8 teaspoon Lorann Flavoring Oil (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, orange or wintergreen)
Desired food coloring
3 cups pecan or walnut halves

Mix sugar, water and corn syrup in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Cook to 238°F. or until drops of syrup form soft ball in cold water. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, flavoring oil and coloring until dissolved. Mix in nuts until coated. Turn onto waxed paper. Separate nuts while warm. Makes 1-1/4 pounds.


1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
1/8 teaspoon Lorann Flavoring Oil (peppermint, spearmint, lemon, orange, cherry or butter rum)
Desired food coloring

In 3-quart saucepan heat margarine, corn syrup and 1/2 pound sugar over low heat until bubbly. Stir in remaining sugar. Remove from heat. Stir until mixture holds shape. Turn into greased pan. Cool until lukewarm. Knead until smooth. Add flavoring oil and coloring. Shape with lightly greased hands into balls, mint patties, etc. Makes 1-1/3 pounds.

Back Of Karo Candy Recipe CardHARD CANDY

Powdered sugar
3-3/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups Karo Light Corn Syrup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon desired Lorann Flavoring Oil
Desired food coloring

Sprinkle 18 x 24-inch strip of heavy duty aluminum foil with powdered sugar. Mix first 3 ingredients in large heavy saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Boil, without stirring, until temperature reaches 310°F. or until drops of syrup form hard and brittle threads in cold water. Remove from heat. Stir in flavoring oil and coloring. Pour onto foil. Cool; break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Suggested combinations of flavors and colors:

Peppermint; Pink
Cinnamon; Red
Spearmint; Green
Lemon; Yellow
Wintergreen; Pale Green
Anise; Dark Blue
Clove; Gold
Orange; Orange
Sassafras; Light Brown
Lime; Yellow Green
Butter; Light Yellow
Cherry; Red
Raspberry; Blue Red
Chocolate; Brown
Grape; Purple
Butter Rum; Yellow Brown

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2 Responses to Karo Homemade Candy Recipes

Published 10 February, 2014 in 11:04 am

I have tried to make the minted nuts and every time the candy turns out gummy and I’m unable to cut it into squares. My grandmother made this candy from the same recipe and it turned out right so it could easily be cut. Help! What do you suggest?

Published 14 December, 2019 in 10:29 am

Enjoying all of these recipes.

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