When cooking candy, the most important thing to get right is the temperature of the batch. Getting the wrong temperature of the batch can result in the end product not look or tasting so good. Ensure you have an accurate thermometer which has been calibrated to guarantee you cook to the right temperature. Glazes, toffee, marshmallows, fudge, and creams all need to be cooked at different temperatures. To make it easier for you, we have put this Candy Temperature Chart together, it outlines the key temperatures popular candy based sweets should be cooked to.
As the sugar syrup is cooked the water boils away; this will cause the concentration of sugar to increase.The highest temperature the sugar syrup reaches determines what the candy will be like when it’s cooled.