Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups sugar

  2. 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  3. 1/2 cup water

  4. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  5. 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

  6. Red food coloring

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cook sugar, corn syrup, water, and cream of tartar to a very hard ball stage (use candy thermometer: 250 to 265 degrees F.). Remove from heat and add peppermint. Divide into two parts and add red food coloring to one part and mix well.

  2. Pull pieces of each part to form ropes and twist red around the white to make candy canes.

  3. Yield: 1 dozen Cost analysis: Store bought: $1.29 per dozen; Homemade: 50 cents per dozen The Author says : "From my Great-Grandmother Maggie's cookbook..." --Jonni McCoy Recipe Source: Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy (Full Quart Press)

  4. Reprinted with permission.


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