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- Candy Couch
- 2 cups (475 ml) sugar
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml). cream of tartar
- 3/4 tsp (4 ml). peppermint oil
- 3/4 tsp (4 ml) to 1 tsp (5 ml). red food coloring
- Blend together sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar.
- Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Without stirring, cook until the hard ball stage (265 degrees (125 C.) on candy thermometer).
- Remove from heat and add peppermint oil; blend well.
- Divide into two portions.
- Add red food coloring to one one half of candy.
- Pour candy onto two greased plates.
- Let cool.
- When cool enough to handle, pull each apart separately.
- Form into ropes and twist the white and red candy together.
- Cut into desired length and shape into canes.
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