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Candy Canes Recipe


 

Candy Canes               



Ingredients:
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
1/2 Cup water
3/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. red food coloring
2 Cups sugar

Method:
Mix together cream of tartar, corn syrup, water and sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Cook to 265 degrees (very hard ball stage). Remove from heat and add the peppermint.

Divide the mixture in half and add food coloring to one part. Pour on greased cookie sheets. Pull each apart separately into ropes.

Twist red part around white. Cut into 8-inch lengths. Form into candy canes.

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