Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tips for making candy canes

Speaking of candy canes, have you ever tried out making them at home? My mom used to make them every Christmas and so I would like to share the recipe with you.

  • On a cookie sheet, thick coat of powdered sugar is sprinkled.1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup and 1 cup water is combined in a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches the soft-crack stage on the candy thermometer.
  • After removing from heat, 1/2 tsp. peppermint oil and 2 or 3 drops of food coloring is added. Stir well.
  • The liquid is poured over the cookie sheet in thin strips about 6 to 8 inches long. It should be cooled enough to handle.
  • Roll into a rope shape and gently twist to make a hook on top.
  • They are placed on a coated cookie sheet until hard.
  • Finally wrap the candy canes in holiday plastic wrap and curling ribbons for decoartion.

    Your candy cane is made and if you want more recipes then you there are lots of online sites that offer free recipes .

3 comments:

Richard said...

I always remember Candy Canes from my childhood hanging on the Christmas Tree. mmm Delicious. It is great to have the recipe I might give it a try this year.

For some other sweet delights check out: http://www.happychristmas.com

Happy Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Memories of Childhood are a memorable delight, I can never forget the yummmy taste of Christmas Cookey baked by my mom, when I was just 4. I can enjoy the same taste even now, wheneverI close eyes ..... I've shared that Christmas Recipe here.

William Theodore said...

Any hints for making them 2 colors?