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Pull Candy Recipe

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2 T butter or margarine
1/4 tsp oil of peppermint or other flavoring (Optional)
7 drops of food coloring (optional coloring to match flavoring)
1 cup water
1-1/2 tsp salt

Butter the sides of a 2-quart saucepan and add sugar, corn syrup,
water and salt.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved.
Continue cooking to 275 degrees without stirring. The mixture should
boil gently.

Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine. Add flavoring and
food coloring. Pour into a buttered cake pan and cool about 30
minutes, until you can handle it easily. Butter hands and pull candy
until it becomes difficult to pull.

Cut into four pieces and pull each piece into a long strand about 1/2
inch thick. With buttered scissors, snip bite-sized pieces and wrap
with candy wrapping.

Recipe makes about 1 1/2 pounds of candy.

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