3 ¾ cups sugar
1 ½ cups white corn syrup
1 cup warm water
3-4 drops red food coloring
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon oil
1. Use a candy thermometer and deep saucepan to cook sugar, syrup, and water to 290 degrees
2. Add red food coloring and stir well until desired color is reached
3. Remove from heat, and quickly stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
4. Sprinkle powdered sugar evenly on a 9 X 13″ piece of aluminum foil or cookie sheet and pour candy on top
5. Spread the candy out with a wooden spoon to achieve the desired thickness
6. Let the candy cool and harden for about 30 minutes
5. Break it into pieces with your wooden spoon. It’s ready to eat!
Our son, 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 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 those hard candy cinnamon balls, from when I was a kid. They were like a powdered sugar lollipop without a stick.