Homemade Peppermint Candy Canes

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the sugar, water, syrup and cream of tartar in a sauce pan and heat till the sugar has dissolved.
  • Divide mixture into 2 saucepans, bring to a boil (do not stir the mixtures in both pots) until the candy thermometer reads 280 degrees F.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint into each pot and add the red food coloring into one pot, leaving the other pot plain.
  • Oil an enamel or marble surface or slab.
  • Place mixture from one pot and stretch it like taffy, pulling and forming the mixture into a rope.
  • Set aside and continue with other pot doing the same thing.
  • Take both red and white ropes and twist them around each other again and again.
  • Cut into desired sizes and form into candy cane shapes.
  • Oil the surface lightly again and place candy canes and allow them to harden.
  • Have fun making these!
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