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1/2 clight corn syrup
1/4 tspcream of tartar
3/4 tsppeppermint oil
3/4 - 1 tspred food coloring drops
How to Make candy canes
- 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 thermometer).
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 canes.
Place on wax paper to cool completely.