Easy Peppermint Candy Canes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by OceanIvy

A really fun, traditional, easy treat to make with the little ones for Santa and Rudolf! 8)

Top Review by Jim J

My 11 year old son and I did this on a very cold weekend out of bordom. The recipe turned out exactly as stated. However, when a 40 year old man and a 11 year old boy make candy canes, a lot of fingertips are burned. Be patient and let it COOL correctly first. They taste just like the ones from specialty shops! Very good, Very fun!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend together corn syrup, sugar, water, and cream of tartar.
  2. Stir, dissolving the sugar.
  3. Without stirring, cook until the hard ball stage (265°F).
  4. Remove from burner; add peppermint oil, blend well.
  5. Divide into 2 porions.
  6. In one half, add red coloring.
  7. Pour over greased platters.
  8. Let cool.
  9. When cool enough to touch, pull each apart seperatly.
  10. Form into ropes and twist red with white candy mixtures.
  11. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.

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