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Easy Cinnamon Candy – 1940’s Style

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Have you ever made candy before? I’m more of a baker, myself. The only candies I usually make are fudge or microwave peanut brittle. Until today, I hadn’t used a candy thermometer because I was always afraid of making candy for some reason. This Cinnamon Candy from my grandma’s cookbook piqued my interest, though.

I decided to give it a try because I’m making 25 different things this holiday season. It would be fun to make 25 different cookies, but that is within my comfort zone. I decided to challenge myself with different types of treats this year. Usually I make cookies and fudge. This year, I’m giving away a lot of goodies since I’m making so much and I figured that people would want variety in their holiday tins.

Cinnamon Candy
Constantly stirring the mixture while boiling

This recipe was so easy for my first time using a candy thermometer. It is from my grandma’s 1940’s cookbook. Because it’s an old recipe, the cinnamon flavor is more natural and mild than what you are probably used to having. There are no artificial colors or flavors so the candy is a dark brown color and has a brown sugar aftertaste.

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Easy Cinnamon Candy – 1940’s Style

Old-fashioned cinnamon candy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • Candy Thermometer


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup water


  • Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Set aside.
  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine.
  • Boil to 275°-280° F, stirring constantly.
  • Immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • Once cooled, break into small pieces.

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