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Cinnamon Rock Candy

Cinnamon Rock Candy Recipe: A Timeless Holiday Tradition

A Tradition Passed Down Through Generations

In the heart of family traditions lies the art of crafting delectable treats, and for many, Cinnamon Rock Candy holds a special place on the holiday table. Passed down from generation to generation, this sweet and spicy confection has a nostalgic charm that transcends time.

A Legacy of Flavor: Grandmother’s Recipe

Our journey into the world of Cinnamon Rock Candy began with a family legacy. Introduced by my mother, this delightful recipe gained even more significance when my husband shared his cherished memories of his Grandmother crafting it during the festive season. The tradition persists, and as we celebrate the approaching centenary of his Grandmother, turning 100 in January, the bond between generations and the enduring appeal of Cinnamon Rock Candy are simply remarkable.

The Essential Element: Cinnamon Oil

Creating the perfect Cinnamon Rock Candy involves attention to detail, starting with the choice of ingredients. While cinnamon flavor is undeniably crucial, the secret lies in using Cinnamon Oil. Unlike its counterpart, the oil provides an intense and robust cinnamon essence, elevating the candy to new heights. Seek out this essential ingredient at craft stores or specialty shops catering to candy-making supplies for an authentic flavor experience.

Crafting the Perfect Batch: Step-by-Step Guide

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp cinnamon oil (2 tsp for a spicier kick)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pat of butter (for greasing)


1. Preparing the Pan

Start by buttering a 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch sheet cake pan. Line it with parchment paper, ensuring the edges are well-buttered to prevent the candy from seeping underneath.

2. Mixing the Ingredients

In a large saucepan, combine water, sugar, corn syrup, and red food coloring. Over medium-high heat, stir until the sugar begins to dissolve. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature, ensuring it reaches 300°F (hard crack stage) in about 20 minutes.

3. Infusing the Flavor

Once the mixture hits 300°F, remove it from heat and swiftly stir in the cinnamon oil. Be cautious, as the aroma is potent. Pour the concoction into the prepared pan and let it cool for a minimum of 4 hours.

4. Finishing Touches

After the allotted time, dust the candy’s surface with powdered sugar. Gently flip it onto a cutting board, remove the parchment paper, and return it to the pan. Use a sharp knife to break the candy into bite-sized pieces, dusting each with more powdered sugar for a flawless finish. Store the Cinnamon Rock Candy in an airtight container for lasting freshness.

Conclusion: A Sweet Tradition Preserved

In conclusion, Cinnamon Rock Candy is more than just a treat; it’s a journey through time and tradition. Crafting this delightful confection connects us with the past, creating moments of joy and sweetness that linger in the heart. So, embrace the legacy, savor the flavor, and make your holiday celebrations truly memorable with the warmth of homemade Cinnamon Rock Candy.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?