Always a welcomed treat, this Hard Cinnamon Candy is a MUST-MAKE for your Christmas goodies menu!
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Why oh why haven’t I made this candy before now?! My awesome friend and hair stylist (Tracy!) told me recently about this old-time recipe she’s been making for years for Christmas goodies. The recipe is in a cookbook, Island Born and Bred, and I just so happened to have the cookbook!
I’ve had this candy before (and I always love it!) but have never made it until recently. It took me a couple of times to get it to my personal preference. The first time it was way too potent for my taste buds, so I reduced the amount of cinnamon oil on my second batch. If you’re a hard-core hot cinnamon lover, increase the cinnamon oil, but I wouldn’t recommend going over 2 teaspoons (I used one teaspoon in this recipe).
Where can I find cinnamon oil?
I purchased cinnamon oil at my local drug store. It is available at most pharmacies, Walmart and can also be purchased through Amazon.
I would suggest that you don’t lean your head over the pot and take a big sniff of the mixture like I did after adding the cinnamon oil. It’s very potent, but will leave your kitchen smelling extremely festive!