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Ribbon Candy

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Category: Candy

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Sugar
  • 1 c Light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 6 8 drops peppermint oil or
  • Cinnamon oil
  • 1/4 ts Red paste food coloring
  • 1/4 ts Green paste food coloring
  • 2 Pairs white cotton work
  • Gloves


Butter 3 shallow baking pans; set aside. Butter sides of 3-qt
saucepan. In saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, & water. Cook over
med.-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with wooden spoon to
dissolve sugar, about 5 min. Avoid splashing mixture on sides of pan.
Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook over med.
heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 280 ,
soft-crack stage, about 20 min. Remove from heat; stir in peppermint
or cinnamon oil.

Pour about 2/3 of the mixture into a buttered pan. Pour half of the
remaining candy into a warm small saucepan. Add red coloring to this
portion and pour into another buttered pan. Add green coloring to the
remaining portion in the 3-qt saucepan. Pour in remaining buttered

Let candy cool slightly, 3-5 min. for larger, uncolored portion, 1-2
min for smaller, red & green portions. As edges cool, lift & fold
edges to center with metal spatula. (If candy is too warm, it will
stick to spatula.) When red & green candy can be rolled into balls
with spatula, they are ready for shaping.

With gloved hands, pull and twist red candy until light in color, 2-3
min. Shape into 6: rope. Place in 1 of the buttered pans & keep warm
in 200 oven. Repeat with green portion. At the same time, have the
2nd person pull uncolored portion until white. Shape into 6" rope.

Place white rope in center of 1 of the buttered baking sheets; place 1
colored rope on each side of white rope. Press all 3 ropes together
to form a single flat log. Working quickly, have 1 person stretch 1
end of striped candy, log lengthwise, working to other end until
ribbon narrows to about 1" wide. Have 2nd person immediately follow
1st person & turn ribbon onto 1 edge & fold accordion-style to make
ribbon shape; break off in 6" lengths. If candy hardens too much,
return to oven 3-5 min to soften.

NOTES : It takes 2 people to pull & shape this candy; it hardens very

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