When you make a batch of this beautiful jewel-toned candy, your whole house fills with wonderful scents of mint or cinnamon.
Yield: about 2 pounds
- 3-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or peppermint oil
- 1 teaspoon red or green food coloring
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook on medium-high heat until candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in oil and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong.
- Immediately pour onto an oiled baking sheet. Cool; break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.
Note: Cinnamon oil and peppermint oil are available in cake decorating and candy supply stores.