2 cups sugar
1 cup water
¾ cup white syrup
1 teaspoon anise, lemon, or peppermint
Grease a jelly roll pan and set aside. Boil sugar, water, and syrup to 280º or hard ball stage in a large saucepan. Add flavoring and appropriate color food coloring, stirring in quickly. Pour into greased pan. Spread quickly. Allow mixture to cool at room temperature--it will harden quickly. Crack into pieces and remove from pan when hardened. Candy is clear and resembles panes of colored glass. This could be used to make lollipops. Be sure to use a larger pan than you think you'll need--this bubbles up and isn't something you want all over your stovetop.
(I speak from experience.) Put a towel under jelly roll pan to protect surface from heat.