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Glass Candy

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Stained Glass Candy is a holiday favorite. It is simple, delicious, and easy to make. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a cooking thermometer to make this classic holiday treat in no time. 

Glass Candy

If you are looking for a simple recipe to make glass candy you have come to the right place! This is the perfect homemade candy that the kids love! You can use it on top of cupcakes or cakes for decoration or just eat when you are craving a piece. Pair this with some delicious Nougat candy for a super festive holiday season this year!  

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What does sugar glass candy taste like?

The best way to describe glass candy is that it is like a Jolly Rancher or a lollipop. The flavor really depends on the flavor you add to it. 

How to Make Glass Candy

1. Line your pan with wax paper. Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar. This step will help remove the wax paper a bit easier later. 

2. In a saucepan, over medium heat, pour in the sugar & water.

3. Stir.

4. Add the light corn syrup & food coloring.

5. Keep stirring until the thermometer reads 300 degrees F. Should take about 8-10 minutes. 

6. Once the Candy reaches 300 degrees, quickly pour the mixture into the pan. 

7. Repeat for each additional color.

8. Cool for about 30 minutes or until candy has fully hardened.

9. Carefully lift the Candy off of the wax paper.

10. Break into pieces. We used a meat tenderizer.

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11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

12. Enjoy.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Don’t forget to lightly sprinkle the wax paper with powdered sugar to help remove the candy from the wax paper. 
  • Be sure that you are extremely careful while making this. The candy will heat to a really high temperature that will cause severe burns if you are not careful. 
  • You can change the color of this glass candy depending on the holiday or season. 
  • This candy will have very sharp edges so be careful when breaking it and enjoying it. 
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Storage

Be sure to store your glass candy in the fridge. After about 10 to 15 minutes your glass candy will start to get sweaty. If you leave it out it will start to bend rather than break. This will keep for a long time in the fridge. 

Can I add flavoring to Glass Candy?

Yes, you can add flavoring to your glass candy. Add 2 Tsp of your favorite flavor like cinnamon oil, or orange oil. You will add this in when you add in your food coloring. 

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How do you get the hard candy residue out of your pan?

It is normal to get hard candy residue stuck to the side of your pan. You will want to fill it with hot water and let it sit. The sugar will dissolve and you will be able to pour it right out. 

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If that doesn’t work you can always bring your water to a boil in the pan on the stove and it will loosen from the pan. 

Glass Candy

Glass Candy

Stained Glass Candy is a holiday favorite. It is simple, delicious, and easy to make. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a cooking thermometer to make this classic holiday treat in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • wax paper
  • cooking thermometer
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring

Instructions

    Line your pan with wax paper. Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar. This step will help remove the wax paper a bit easier later. 

    In a saucepan, over medium heat, pour in the sugar & water.

    Stir.

    Add the light corn syrup & food coloring.

    Keep stirring until the thermometer reads 300 degrees F. Should take about 8-10 minutes. 

    Once the Candy reaches 300 degrees, quickly pour the mixture into the pan. 

    Repeat for each additional color.

    Cool for about 30 minutes or until candy has fully hardened.

    Carefully lift the Candy off of the wax paper.

    Break into pieces. We used a meat tenderizer.

    Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 52gProtein: 0g

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