Horehound Candy

This old-fashioned confection is said to be good for sore throats, upset stomachs and whatever else may ail you.

By Douglas Scott Clark, Maryville, Tennessee

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A piece of horehound candy is like a trip back in time.

Ingredients

3 qt. of water1 t. lemon juice
¼ c. dried horehound steams, leaves and flowers.1 t. of butter
3 c. brown sugarSuperfine sugar to roll candy in
1 t. cream of tartar 

Preparation

1. Bring water to a boil and remove from the heat.

2. Add the horehound and let it steep for 30 minutes.

3. Strain and let settle.

4. Pour 2 ½ c. of liquid into a heavy saucepan

5. Add brown sugar, cream of tarter and lemon juice and bring to a boil.

6. When liquid reaches 240 degrees, add butter.

7. Continue to boil without stirring until mixture reaches 312 degrees. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a shallow buttered pan.

8. Let cool enough to roll into small pieces; roll pieces in superfine sugar.

8. When cool, wrap individual pieces in wax paper, so they don't stick together.

Makes 50 pieces.

Nutritional Information (per piece):  Calories: 50; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 0g.

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I LOVE READING YOUR STORIES I WANT TO MAHE THE HOREHOUND CANDY DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND THE HOREHOUNDLEAVES AND FLOWERS THANK YOU HELEN

Hi Helen. We found them at a local health food store. You might call the ones in your area.

We buy this confection at our pharmacy. We find it works amazing for our sore throats, dry itchy throats etc.
I say "give it a try". You will be amazed at how soothing they are and how well they work. We LOVE them.......
No more icky tasting "name brands" for us anymore.
These are God's little wonders for sure ;)
Have a wonderful day everyone !!!!