1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup grape juice
2 1.75 oz packages of powered fruit pectin
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cups light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon fruit extract
1/4 teaspoon citric acid
Pull out two large non-sticky saucepans. In one, combined grape juice, water, pectin and baking soda (it will foam up).
In the second pan, combine the corn syrup and sugar.
Place both pans over medium high heat. Bring both mixtures to a boil and then reduce the heats to medium. Cook both for roughly 8 minutes.
Once the sugar solution begins to turn a little yellow (barely starting to caramelize) it’s ready. Pull the pan off the heat and slowly pour the sugar mixture into the boiling fruit mixture – slowly.
Cook this mixture for a minute longer stirring constantly to ensure the sugar is completely melted and then remove from heat.
Adjust the flavor with a little citric acid and/or flavoring oils. Add a little food coloring if needed and then pour into another pan.
Place the pan on a level surface and allow to cure at room temperature for 2 hours.
When the candy has cured and set, scatter some superfine sugar onto a flat baking sheet. Peel the candy from the pan and lay onto the sugared baking sheet. Cut into desire shapes.