Hard Candy Peppermint Twists
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Cook: 40 min.
Makesabout 1/2 pound
To start off positively, these little twists are absolutely beautiful! They would make a wonderful edible decoration!Now there are a couple of downfalls, though part of that is my fault.Definetely use EXTRACT of peppermint. If you use artificial like I did put a lot more in there.Since I'm no candy specialist (in fact this is the first time I've ever succeeded in hard candy making) I'm not too fast at getting going. I did the full batch (as to the directions) and I found I had to toss 3/4ths of my batch because the sugar got all colluded and the candy was cloudy. As it turns out the longer you leave it in the oven the more brittle it becomes (duh) so I could only get 1/4 of this batch into cute little ribbons. To solve this problem I suggest making smaller batches or speeding up!The taste isn't too bad. But again, definetely use extract. It needed more mint.Overall, I would make these again! Great recipe!