Candy Cane Recipe

Candy Cane Recipe
Recipe type: Desserts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ⅛ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 4 drops oil of peppermint or other flavoring
  • 4 drops red or green food coloring
  1. Grease a hard surface. Simmer the sugar with the corn syrup, water and cream of tartar until the mix reaches a soft crack stage or about 280 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and add the flavoring. Divide the syrup in half. Add food coloring to one half; pour out separately onto the greased surfaces. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Pull each half separately; roll into ½" thick ropes. Twist colored batch around the white batch pulling until the colors adhere. Cut with scissors into 6" long lengths; bend to crook one end.
You can find Wintergreen or oil of cinnamon to use as a flavoring. Work quickly to form candy canes or you can form knots


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