Candy Cane Recipe

Want to make your own candy canes instead of just buying them from the store? Here is the recipe I have used in the past. It takes some time and practice to get it to work out right. The first time I made my own homemade candy canes they were HUGE, but with practice it they got better. I have not made my own candy canes for several years, just not enough time, but it is a real treat and can be fun.


3 cups Sugar
1 teasoon Peppermint flavoring
1/2 cup Water
3/4 cup Lt. corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon Red vegetable coloring
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar


Combine the sugar, water, syrup, and cream of tartar and heat until the sugar is dissolved very fine. Divide into two saucepans, boil, but don’t stir until each lot is 280 F. Add 1/2 tsp peppermint to each lot and add the coloring to one. Place on an enamel or marble table to cool. (First oiling the table, as a general rule). Like taffy you stretch and pull and form into ropes of red and white, now twist them around again and again. And form them into your cane. Now on an oiled surface you allow them to harden.

Have fun and enjoy your homemade candy canes!

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