Molasses Candy No. 1

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By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 1 cup molasses (New Orleans)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon


Melt the butter in an iron spider, add molasses, water and sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir occasionally until nearly done, and then constantly. Boil until brittle or until it forms a hard ball in cold water. Set on back of stove, stir well, add the soda, stir thoroughly, and pour into a well greased pan. When cool enough to handle, pull until light colored and porous. Work candy