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Mug Brownie

Dragons Beard

Makes: Roughly one pound

Time: 2–3 hours with cooling time


  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Purple food coloring, as needed
  • Cornstarch, as needed

Special Equipment:

  • Doughnut-shaped silicone mold
  • Candy thermometer


  1. Mix together the water and food coloring.
  2. In a pan on medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and vinegar together, but don’t stir.
  3. Bring mixture to 271°F. Once it reaches this temperature, take the pan off the heat, carefully. Let set until the sugar looks clear with few bubbles.
  4. Pour syrup into plastic or silicone molds. Cool for 2–3 hours.
  5. Cover work surface with corn starch. This will make the candy not stick to you.
  6. Make a hole through the center of the candy. If you used the donut mold, skip this step.
  7. Hand pull the candy, making sure it is consistently the same thickness throughout. Once the circle is getting big, make a figure eight, fold it over, and continue to stretch. Repeat until you have the amount of strands that you'd like. In just 20 pulls, you'll have 1,048,576 strands!

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