Sea Glass Candy
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Sea Glass Candy is fun to make, and looks exactly like the real thing! Perfect for parties and weddings!
- 1.75 cup granulated sugar
- 0.5 cup corn syrup
- 0.5 cup water
- 1 or 2 drops food coloring (blues and greens work well)
- about 1/4 tsp, or a few drops, of candy flavoring or food grade flavor oil (I used tangerine)
- 1 cup powdered sugar for coating
- Lightly spray a 12 inch pizza pan
- Put the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan. Clip your candy thermometer to the side of the pan.
- Bring up to a boil, while stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once boiling, stop stirring and let it bubble away until it reaches 300F on the thermometer. As it gets close to 300F, add in the drops of food coloring, but don't stir, it will mix itself in.
- When it reaches 300F take it off the heat, stir in the flavoring oil, and immediately pour out onto your surface. It will spread out by itself. Be VERY CAREFUL, it is very hot.
- Let the candy sit until fully cooled and hardened, then lay a piece of plastic wrap lightly over the surface and rap it with a hammer to shatter the candy into pieces. Do this slowly so you can try to get the most realistic size for your pieces.
- Working in batches, put the pieces of candy into the powdered sugar and coat well. Use a dish towel to rub off the excess sugar and rub down the very sharp edges.
- Store the candy in an airtight container, or divide up into individual cellophane bags.