Use your flavoring with care. Too much
and you will ruin the product.
Peppermint Candy Canes
2 C. sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1/2 C. water
1/4 t. cream of tartar
3/4 t. peppermint oil
3/4 t. to 1 t. red food coloring
Blend together sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar. Stir to dissolve
the sugar. Without stirring, cook until the hard ball stage (265° F.) on candy
Remove from heat and add peppermint oil; blend well. Divide into two portions.
Add red food coloring to one one half of candy. Pour candy onto two greased
plates. Let cool.
When cool enough to handle, pull each apart separately. Form into ropes and
twist the white and red candy together. Cut into desired length and shape into