Recipe by Concrete Gardener
Making for my friends for the holidays...
Top Review by mayness
This is actually pretty easy if you get everything organized before you start - even if you have hardly any experience with desserts/candies like me. =] The coloring is tough, I've gotta figure that part out still. Based on a comment on the Martha Stewart site where this recipe is from, I rolled them in powdered sugar after I cut them so they wouldn't stick together. And for cutting, kitchen shears worked a thousand times better than a knife. I'm going to make some green ones, too.
- cooking spray
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 4 (1/4 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
- 3⁄4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring
Directions See How It's Made
- Coat an 8-inch square pan with spray, line the bottom with parchment paper.
- Coat parchment with spray and set pan aside.
- Put sugar, corn syrup and 3/4 cup water in small saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
- Stop stirring, let mix come to a boil.
- Raise heat to medium high.
- Cook until mix registers 260 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup water, let stand 5 minutes.
- Set bowl over pan of simmering water, whisking constantly until dissolved.
- Stir in peppermint extract after removed from heat.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Whisk gelatin into sugar mix.
- Add egg.
- Mix on high until very thick, about 12-15 minutes.
- Pour into lined pan and swirl with red food coloring.
- Let stand overnight and cut into squares.