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Candy Temperature Chart

Candy Temperature Chart
By Dale Murphy on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:53pm
Candy Temperature Chart

What is the difference between soft and hard crack stage?
We are talking about candy here. There are a number of stages that sugar goes through, from soft ball through hard crack, to create different types of candy.

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230 degrees F
forms a short, coarse thread
Soft ball 234 degrees F forms a ball that flattens when removed from the water
Firm ball 244 degrees F forms a ball that will not flatten unless pressed
Hard ball 250 degrees F forms a rigid but still pliable ball
Soft crack 270 degrees F

separates into hard threads that bend
Hard crack 300 degrees F

separates into hard, brittle threads
Caramelized sugar 310 degrees F turns a dark gold color

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