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Barley Sugar Twists

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Ingredients
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Peppermint extract 1 Teaspoon
  Red food color 1 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Green food color 1 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Directions

1. In a 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, water and vinegar; cook over low heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
2. Increase heat to medium; cook, covered, a few minutes, to let steam wash down sugar crystals. Cook, uncovered, without stirring, to 300°F. on candy thermometer, or until a few drops of syrup tested in cold water form hard, brittle threads. Add peppermint extract.
3. Turn half into another pan. To one half add a few drops red color. To other half add a few drops green color.
4. Pour onto two lightly greased cookie sheets. Cut into strips 6 inches long, 3/4 inch wide.
5. Place in warm oven (250°F.). Remove one strip at a time, and twist into spirals. Place on tray.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Saute
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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