How to Make Your Own Peppermint Candy at Home
Want to make your own peppermint candy at home? With our highly concentrated Peppermint Oil Extract, making peppermint candy is a breeze. The entire process is a lot easier than you might expect. Plus, once you know how to do it, you can transfer your skills to any flavor. You might even start to get really creative and use your homemade candy for other baking recipes!
Before you get started, you should know that our candy oils and flavorings are all highly concentrated (and virtually alcohol free). So, a little bit goes a long way. Be conservative with your usage on the first batch and you’ll probably be surprised at how much flavor we’ve packed into these little bottles!
Amoretti Peppermint Candy
- 3 ¾ cups white sugar
- 1 ½ cups light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp Amoretti Peppermint Oil Extract
- ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar
Add the white sugar, corn syrup, and water to a saucepan. Cook the admixture over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the compound to a boil. Use a thermometer to monitor temperature (the ideal temperature here is 300+ ºF.) If you don’t have a thermometer, then you’ll know that you’ve reached a high enough temperature when you can drop a little syrup in cold water and see it harden.
At this point, remove the saucepan from the stove and add the flavored extract. Pour the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and add a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar. Allow the peppermint candy to cool, then break it into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
Homemade Is Always Better
If you ask us, just about anything tastes better when it’s homemade. Not only do you get to control every aspect of “production,” but you also have the reassurance of knowing exactly what’s in the food that you’re eating. Plus, when you use Amoretti flavoring oils to make your own candy, you have extra reassurances: our peppermint candy flavoring is kosher, shelf stable, and uses natural flavors. What’s not to love?
Lastly, you can do this recipe with any Amoretti flavoring extracts. Currently, we have six unique flavorings that can be used in cocktails, for baking, or as candy oils. You can even combine them to get your own unique variations. Try something new today! Strike on a great combo? Tell us on the Amoretti Facebook page.