Homemade Candy Canes
You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Homemade Candy Canes a try. This recipe serves 16. One serving contains 111 calories, 0g of protein, and 0g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 50 minutes. Head to the store and pick up butter, spearmint extract, cream of tartar, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet.
Grease two baking sheets with butter; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, water, corn syrup and cream of tartar to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 280° (soft-crack stage).
Remove from the heat; stir in extract and food coloring. Immediately pour onto prepared pans in eight 8-in. strips.
Let stand just until cool enough to handle, about 1-2 minutes.
Working quickly, roll each strip into a 10-in. log.
Cut each into two 5-in. lengths. Curve the top of each to form the handle of a cane. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.