How to Make It
Lightly butter a 15-by-10-inch jelly-roll pan.
Combine sugar, corn syrup, vinegar, and 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. (Do not stir after sugar is dissolved.) Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 270°F (soft crack stage), about 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1/4 tsp. orange or peppermint extract and desired food coloring. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool 10 minutes.
With buttered hands, pull candy until porous and light colored (about 30 minutes). Cut into small pieces, using buttered kitchen shears. Wrap in wax paper.