3 ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ cups white corn syrup
1 cup warm water
red food coloring
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon oil
1. Cook sugar, syrup, and water to 290 degrees; remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
2. Add several drops of red food coloring and stir well until desired color is reached
3. Sprinkle powdered sugar on a piece of aluminum foil or cookie sheet and pour candy on.top, spreading it out; you may need to spread it out with a wooden spoon to achieve the desired thickness
4. Let the candy cool for about 30 minutes to cool and harden
5. Break it into piece; it’s ready to eat!
Lance got this recipe from one of his friends 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 over the years, and am using it now with our grandsons; it is easy and has a nice flavor that Reminds me of cinnamon balls, from when I was a kid.