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Can I use red hots candy in place of cinnamon oil?

If my recipe calls for cinnamon oil can I use red hots instead? This is a hard candy recipe, how many red hots should I use? Thank you.


No, I would not recommend using the candy, Red Hots as a substitute for the cinnamon oil. The two may have the same general flavor, but they are not the same in content or for use. Red Hots are a candy made for eating as is and if used, would add more sugar to the mix, whereas the cinnamon oil is strictly for flavoring and its flavor is much more intense by proportion compared to the amount of red hots it would take to get the same flavor throughout the candy mixture.

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