GetSuckered.com is where I've bought my sucker molds and flavoring before and that's where I found the original recipes for hard candy suckers.
I had a fun challenge making them with no corn-syrup or alcohol based flavorings, I had to tweak them up a bit...
1/2 c. sugar + 2 T. water = 1/2 c. light corn syrup.
I used: 1/4 c. vanilla sugar which equals 1 t. vanilla extract.
Microwave Vanilla Candy - Mindy Style
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c vanilla sugar
2 T. water
Follow the cooking directions below.
Delicious Microwave Homemade Suckers Recipe
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 tsp. Get Suckered Candy Oil Flavoring (some flavors less)
drops of Liquid food coloring (as desired)
Microwave COOKING DIRECTIONS...Thoroughly mix sugar and light corn syrup in a 4-cup microwave-safe glass measure. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes and 15 seconds.* Remove from the microwave and carefully remove plastic wrap. Quickly stir the sugar mixture and then cover with a NEW sheet of plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 15 seconds.* Remove from microwave, carefully remove plastic wrap and stir. After boiling has ceased, stir in coloring and then flavoring. Pour syrup quickly, but carefully onto prepared cookie sheet or onto prepared hard candy molds (see below). On the cookie sheet, as the sugar mixture begins to cool and harden, you may want to score candy with a large knife to mark squares. Break into pieces when cool. Cool completely. Lightly dust pieces with powdered sugar on both sides, brushing off excess. Break into small pieces. Store in airtight containers between waxed paper or wrap with poly bags.
*Important Note: All microwaves are heat differently. This recipe is designed to work in a standard household microwave with a power rating between 600-700 watts. Mini-microwaves and/or commercial microwaves are not recommended.