2 cups sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon food coloring 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavor wooden skewers
Combine sugar, syrup, and water in pan. Cook over moderate heat, without stirring, with candy thermometer to 300 degree F., or until a small amount of the mix, separates into threads that are hard and brittle, when dropped into cold water. Cool slightly, add coloring, and flavor---blend. Place 2 dozen skewers 4 inches apart, on lightly oiled cookie sheets. Drop mix from tip of tablespoon over the skewers to form 2-3 inch discs. If syrup hardens before all are made, return pan to low heat long enough to melt syrup. After lollipops harden, place on wax paper. Store in cool place, but not the refrigerator. Makes about 2 dozen.