Prep 6 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
This is fun to make and really good.
- powdered sugar
- 3 3⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
- red food coloring
- Sprinkle 18x24-inch strip of heavy duty foil with powdered sugar.
- Mix next 3 ingredients in large, heavy saucepan.
- Stir on med heat until sugar dissolves.
- Boil, without stirring to hard crack stage on candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in oil and color.
- Pour onto foil, cool.
- Break into pieces.
This such and old and wonderful recipe. My mother used to make this for us kids to sell at school during out annual Halloween Festival. I also remove mine at 300 to prevent scorching. The best part about this recipe is being able to adjust the amount of cinnamon oil to your own tastes.
This is the recipe that I have used for 20 years. It is absolutely the best. If you like firestick candy you will love it. I use 1 1/4 tsp of cinnamon oil because we like it really hot. It is super easy and makes a great holiday gift. I remove mine from the stove right at 300 because it will continue to heat up a bit before you get to stirring. I have scorched a batch like the other reviewer in the past and when the candy is scorched it seems to kill the cinnamon flavor. If you scorch it...toss it out and watch the temp closer next time.
I don't know what happened. I went step by step with the directions, but my syrup turned brown by the time it got to 300, It was a golden brown, so I didn't worry about it, but it tastes scorched. Also, I think it needs more than 1 tsp of cinnamon oil, it just has a hint of cinnamon flavor, but could be because the syrup is scorched. I am going to try it again, and hopefully it will be better!