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. 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.