When we were kids, it was a winter tradition to make Daddy's infamous Red Hot Candy. This stuff would burn your mouth, but it was oh-so-delicious! He would always make two batches....one with just a little bit of cinnamon oil, and one to "put hair on your chest." Think mild and hot salsa... Nowaways, when the freezing temperatures come around, the first thing I want to do is make some of daddy's hot candy. I'm bringing this from my house to your's....it's not just for Christmas, but the whole winter through.
- 1 cup water
- 3 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/4 cups light caro syrup
- 1 tsp food coloring (we use red...your choice)
- 1 tsp cinnamon oil OR 20 drops Young Living cinnamon oil
- 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
**You're also going to need a candy thermometer...nothing fancy, just something simple.**
My dad and I....circa 1984. This is at the very same spot that I recently took my own children...