2 cups sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/2 cup of water
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
A few drops red food coloring
Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Boil without stirring until it reaches the soft crack stage (285°F, measured with a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Divide candy in two parts. To one part, add a little red food coloring. Pour onto a buttered surface. When cool enough, pull each separately, then twist one around the other. Cut into 6″ sections, form them into canes, and allow them to harden.