Cinnamon Stir Sticks

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. + cooling


2-1/2 dozen

Our home economists use cinnamon sticks as holders for cute little lollipops that can be enjoyed alone or stirred into cider.
Cinnamon Stir Sticks Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 30 cinnamon sticks (5 inches)


  1. Using a pencil, draw ten 2-in. ovals on three sheets of parchment paper. Place paper, pencil mark side down, on baking sheets; chill until ready to use.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and cream of tartar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 325° or mixture is a golden amber color.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in oil (keep face away from mixture as oil is very strong). Immediately ladle mixture over ovals; press a cinnamon stick into each. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

1 stir stick: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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