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Homemade Candy Canes Recipe

Homemade Candy Canes Recipe

How to make Homemade Candy Canes Recipe? Homemade candy canes is very tasty and very healthy. you're gonna stop buying candy from the markets. feed your family healthy sweets.
Course Dessert
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 400kcal


  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, for greasing
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops red or green food coloring
  • metal spatula
  • latex gloves, for sugar pulling
  • candy thermometer


  • Use the butter to grease the bottom of a large baking sheet and also a metal spatula. Set aside. Keep the latex gloves handy as well.
  • Over high heat, stir together the white sugar and corn syrup. Allow to cook, stirring often, until the sugar is bubbling and dissolved, about five minutes. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it doesn’t touch the bottom, and let the sugar boil -undisturbed- until it reaches 305*F. Remove from the heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Careful! It’s a strong flavor and made my eyes water!
    Pour the sugar out onto the baking sheet, scraping all of the sugar out of the pan. 
  • Let the bubbles die down a bit (about 1 minute) then, using the metal spatula, begin folding the edges of the sugar over themselves to cool it. Once the sugar is cool enough to handle, divide the sugar in half (you may have to use a greased butter knife to help divide the sugar evenly) and add the food coloring to one half.
    Find a partner (trust me, you want one). You should both be wearing latex gloves. 
  • One of you should take the non-colored sugar and continuously pull, twist and fold it over on itself, aerating the sugar so it turns lighter in color. Once you feel the sugar starting to cool and it has turned mostly white, form the sugar into a long log and set next to the colored sugar.
  • While your partner is pulling the white sugar, use the spatula or your hands to start folding the colored sugar in and over itself to blend the coloring in. Once the color is completely added into the sugar, form the sugar into a long log the same length as the white sugar.
  • Gently squeeze the sugar logs together, then pull one side of the sugar off into a long string, forming it with your hands and twisting as you go to create the signature candy twist look of candy canes. Snip off a piece about 5 inches long and fold the top over into a hook. Place on a baking sheet and allow to cool. Do this with the rest of the sugar and let the candy canes harden overnight, or for at least two hours.
    If the sugar starts to cool at the end of the log and you find you can’t pull it anymore, snip off little “pillows” using a pair of sharp scissors.