How to make it

  • Mix together first 3 ingredients, also water and sugar. Stir over heat until sugar dissolves. Cook to 265 degrees, very hard ball stage. Remove from heat. Add peppermint. Divide mixture in half. Add food coloring to one part, pour on well greased pan or platter.
  • Pull each part separately into ropes. Quickly wrap red part around white. Cut into 8 inch length, form into candy canes.

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  • housewifey84 6 years ago
    perfect for the holidays! thanks for posting
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  • pink 7 years ago
    This is Tops! I might just be up for it by Christmas!
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  • rodeogirl73 7 years ago
    Sounds good! I would def make it with Cherry Extract instead. Thanks for sharing!
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  • rodeogirl73 7 years ago
    Sounds good! I would def make it with Cherry Extract instead. Thanks for sharing!
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    These look like a big hit.....
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  • clewing 7 years ago
    I never used ball stages, always relied on a candy thermometer. I don't know if I'm game to try this or not. I'd have to see someone do them first.

    And I was in 2nd grade in 196---, too!
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  • tnacndn 7 years ago
    I have never made any candy that requires the "ball stages" when cooking it because I am afraid I will screww it up. LOL These sound easy thouigh so maybe I will have to be brave and give them a try this coming Christmas. I will tell you a secret, I was in the 2nd grade in 196----- too. LOL
    Gem
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  • trackwidow 7 years ago
    I will be making these! I love candy canes and I've never made them before. I will be sure to let you know how they turn out, I'm sure they will be great unless I screw something up. :)
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