Post by carnation037 on Jan 13, 2003 14:09:12 GMT -6
These are softer than store bought.
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1-1/4 cups water, divided 1-1/2 cups sugar 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract Green and red food coloring Additional sugar
In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup water; let stand for 5 minutes. In a saucepan, bring sugar and remaining water to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the gelatin; reduce heat. Simmer and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in extract. Divide mixture into two bowls; add four drops green food coloring to one bowl and four drops red to the other. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Chill 3 hours or until firm. Loosen edges from pan with a knife; turn onto a sugared board. Cut into 1/2-in. cubes; roll in sugar. Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, for 3-4 hours, turning every hour so all sides dry. Cover and chill. Yield: about 1 pound.
*White Confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometimes labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating".