|To give you an idea of how much this makes, I tied up over 40 little bags like this and still have some left.|
Here is what else you need:
1 cup water
3 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp food coloring (if desired)
1 tsp cinnamon (or other flavor) oil
confectioner's sugar for dusting
Here is what you do:
Line a 15x10 pan with lightly buttered foil.
Bring water, sugar, corn syrup and food coloring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Once it boils, cover and cook for three minutes to dissolve sugar.
Uncover and cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees (fahrenheit).
|This batch is peppermint and has no food coloring.|
|Now we have cinnamon|
Cool for at least one hour. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Then break apart.
Toss the sugar around to keep the candy from sticking together.
Store in containers until ready to use.
|Each batch makes about two pounds.|
The pan will be a bit of a sticky mess, but with really cool sugar threads. Don't worry though, as it comes clean with hot water and a little soaking.