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
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?