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For the holidays, homemade presents are the way to go.  And not just because I have a mortgage now.

Mostly.

Today’s recipe comes from Taste of Cayman Gold Fork Sponsor Flava Magazine

Peppermint Candy from Flava

You will need:
2 pounds powdered sugar
6 tbsp light corn syrup
6 tbsp water
1 tsp peppermint extract
Red food coloring

  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water
  • Heat over low heat (do not allow water to boil), stirring several times until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth
  • Remove from heat and let stand in hot water to keep soft
  • Stir in peppermint and a few drops of food coloring
  • Pour into cookie sheet
  • Let cool.  Use pizza cutter to make pieces of candy

This post will also serve as my contribution to this month’s Baking Club (although for two months in a row I’ve totally not baked anything!)  There are some drool worthy contributions this month!

Make sure to check out what my fellow baking club members whipped up for the occasion!

The Orgasmic Chef

Simply Sweet Justice

From My Sweet Heart

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16 Comments

  1. i love home made presents… i find them very sweet and thoughtful. these peppermint patties would make my day ;)

    these look so easy to make and i might even make them in different colors!

  2. So do these end up hard or chewy? I love the color.

  3. Ha, I’m doing homemade gifts this year because of our new mortgage.

  4. Shut. Your. Mouth! I would devour these candies… and SO much better than something store bought! AND I love that you made them pink. The girlie girl in me is very happy!

  5. I LOVE these little candies! So perfect for the holidays. Though what I like about this recipe is that you can change up the extract and food coloring and really make them for so many occasions! I’ll accept this gift from you ANYTIME! : )

  6. These candies are perfect as gifts! I’ve never made candies before, yours look like the perfect sweet treat.

  7. These look so festive and I’m sure so good.
    Rita

  8. Your intro sentence had me in stitches. Great little candies. Super cute.

  9. Very nice and those who received these lovely candies are so lucky. I didn’t know that making such candies can be quite simple. Learned from your recipe today and added knowledge.

  10. What a lovely christmas treat :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  11. I love homemade gifts because they are made with love. love these patties. Can I replace corn syrup with honey? How do you cut them into round shapes with pizza cutter? can I use cookie cutter? sorry have a lot of questions because havent made candy before

    • I won’t pretend to be an expert on making candy :) This was my first time ever! The pizza cutter won’t work though (I learned that the hard way) so I just spooned the candy onto a baking dish, about a 1/2 a tablespoon each. I worry that if you replace the corn syrup, the candy might have a tough time hardening although if you’re somewhere cooler than Cayman, it might be alright. The humidity here really does a number on cooking!

  12. My peppermint loving children would love these! I need to get going on my Christmas treats, too!!!

  13. Oh, YUM! I posted some peppermint candy (taffy) today, as well. We must be on the same wavelength. I’d love to give these a try, I’ve been on a HUGE peppermint kick lately… they’d fit right in :)

  14. These look tasty!

  15. These look so festive! Very creative!



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