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
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.