‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season!

It’s that time of the year again! The winter holidays are here folks! Driving back to college, it was amazing to see all of the houses lit up and the bright arrangement of reds, blues, greens, whites, etc.  But I got even more excited for the holiday food.  I bet you can guess one of the most popular candy items! That’s right, candy canes! Candy canes are everywhere; in stores, on Christmas trees, giant light up ones that light up, and of course at Sweet City Candy! The possibilities are endless!  Have you ever tried making your own candy cane? Use this awesome recipe to do so; it’ll be a blast!

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
4 drops oil of peppermint or other flavoring
4 drops red or green food coloring

Grease a hard surface.

Simmer the sugar with the corn syrup, water and cream of tartar until the mix reaches a soft crack stage or about 280 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and add the flavoring.

Divide the syrup in half. Add food coloring to one half; pour out separately onto the greased surfaces. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Pull each half separately; roll into 1/2″ thick ropes. Twist colored batch around the white batch pulling until the colors adhere. Cut with scissors into 6″ long lengths; bend to crook one end.

NOTE: You can find Wintergreen or oil of cinnamon to use as a flavoring. Work quickly to form candy canes or you can form knots.

Recipe courtesy of www.theteacherscorner.net

Have fun making this yummy holiday treat!

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