Cut-Out Candy

2 pouches Certo Fruit Pectin
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar, measured into separate bowl (See tip below.)
1 1/3 cups light corn syrup
1 envelope Kool-Aid Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any flavor
Additional sugar for rolling
  1. Butter or spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Stir fruit pectin, 2 tablespoons water and baking soda in 4-quart saucepan. (Mixture will foam slightly.) Cook on high heat, stirring constantly, until foam has thinned. Remove from heat; stir in 2 cups sugar, corn syrup and soft drink mix.
  3. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat and boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir mixture until bubbles have thinned.
  4. Pour immediately into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until mixture is cool and firm, about 3 hours.
  5. Loosen edges with point of sharp knife. Invert pan onto wax paper which has been sprinkled with about 2 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle an additional 2 tablespoons sugar over top of candy.
  6. Cut into 1-inch squares or decorative shapes with small cookie cutters. Roll candy pieces to coat in sugar, shaking off excess.
  7. Let stand overnight, uncovered, at room temperature before packing or storing.

Makes 24 servings.

How To Measure Precisely:
To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories 120, Total fat 0g, Saturated fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 60mg, Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary fiber 0g, Sugars 27g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%DV, Vitamin C 4%DV,
Calcium 0%DV, Iron 0%DV.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Kraft Food, Inc.

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