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Old Fashioned Peppermint Candy - Peppermint Candy Canes
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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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