Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Red Gold: Candy Cane Syrup

We are making gift baskets as gifts for Christmas. I used Pinterest  as a source of inspiration for items to put into the baskets. I found a link for Candy Cane Syrup . We decided to triple the batch. So we used:

6 Cups of Sugar
3 Cups of Water
24 Peppermint Candy Canes

We only broke up the candy canes, in hindsight we should  have food processed them so that they would have melted faster. After combining the sugar, water and candy canes in a medium stock pot over medium heat. Stiring constantly. 

Meanwhile we started boiling the water in our water bath canner to process the candy cane syrup.
After all the candy canes melted, we boiled the syrup for 2-3 minutes. 

We then laddled  the syrup into 12 jelly jars and 2 pint sized mason jars. 

  We then sealed the full mason jars with there lids and rings. And placed them into the canner. We processed the full jars of syrup for 10 minutes.

 And the finished Product!

We hope that everyone that is receiving our gift baskets enjoys this tasty liquid gold. And those of you who make this also enjoy it. It tastes great on ice cream! Next come the pancakes!

Kayla & Dan

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