Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sea Glass Candy Recipe

Sea glass candy is one simplest, most beautiful holiday candies to make. So with the countdown to family festivities ticking away, I thought I would share it for those of you who are looking for some easy and tasty eye-candy for your holiday table.

I do need to share one note of caution. The melting sugar gets very hot--300 degrees hot--so be careful. When I made it this week I was watching very carefully to make sure curious cats stayed far away. Unfortunately I didn't pay as much attention to my husband who decided to try to lick the spoon. Don't worry the burn was minor! He soothed it with a piece of cooled cinnamon sea glass.

Here's the recipe I use:

Sea Glass Candy Recipe
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 to 1 tsp flavoring oil (I love cinnamon!)
  • food coloring
  • powdered sugar for dusting
Stir granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water together in a sauce pan on medium heat until the sugar melts. Continue to cook, without stirring now, until the mixture reaches 300 degrees according to your candy thermometer. Add a small amount of food coloring and the flavoring oil.

Dust a cookie sheet with powdered sugar and pour the hot sugar mixture onto the sheet. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes . (Or put it outside in the freezing cold to speed up the process.) Once cool, break the candy into pieces. I use a meat tenderizer.

The saucepan can be hard to clean if you allow the candy to harden in it. I boil some water in it to loosen it up for easy cleaning.

Do you have any favorite candy recipes to share?


  1. I have had the privilege of sampling this yummy treat. Two thumbs up!

  2. I will have to try this! I love the way it looks in the wine glass...great photo!

    I really enjoy reading your blog... Very interesting and fun!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. nice!


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