Homemade Candy Canes Recipe

homemade candy canes
Experiment with your favorite flavors for these homemade candy canes. Your do need to work quickly to form
the candy. You can make any shape your desired.

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

4 drops oil of peppermint or other flavoring

4 drops red or green food coloring

 

Grease a hard surface.

Simmer the sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar until the mix reaches
the soft crack stage or about 280° on a candy thermometer. Remove from the

heat and stir in the flavoring.

Divide the syrup in half. Add food coloring to one half.

Pour out each mixture separately onto the greased surface.

Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes.

Working with each half separately roll into 1/2″ thick ropes.

Twist the colored batch around the white batch pulling until the colors adhere.

Cut with scissors to 6″ long lengths then bend one end into the “cane”.

 

Jeanette LaPorte

Jeanette LaPorte

Christmas Section Editor at Families Online Magazine
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