A carefully choreographed peppermint stripe: How candy canes are made

'How It's Made ': Candy Canes

A candy cane is a classic holiday treat. Those twisty peppermint sticks that decorate your tree and fill your house all season long can't be that hard to make, right? Wrong!

There's a lot that goes into transforming sugar, water and corn syrup into the iconic holiday candy, and it's pretty fascinating to watch. From the individuals who work with and mold the candy to the variety of machines involved, you need to see how it all comes together.

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