pix-2008-cinnamon-candy

Ingredients:
3 ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ cups white corn syrup
1 cup warm water

Directions:
Cook sugar, syrup, and water to 290 degrees, then take off heat, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil.  Add several drops of red food coloring. Stir in real good!  Sprinkle powdered sugar on a piece of aluminum foil and pour candy on.  Let it get hard and then break it into piece; it’s ready to eat!

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This recipe Lance wrote at school, I think he was in the 5th or 6th grade (1980) in Chillicothe, Missouri. I am not sure who gave him the recipe, but he and his friends loved it.  I also remember that they soaked toothpicks in cinnamon oil and sucked on them at school.
I still have the original recipe he wrote on ruled notebook paper. I have made several batches of this candy; it is easy and has a nice taste.  Reminds me of cinnamon balls, from when I was a kid.

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