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Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe

When I am making candies for any Holiday (or just because), the boys ask for Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy.  I don’t know if it is because they honestly love it or if it is because they love the idea of it. LOL!  But, we ALWAYS have a baggie of it sitting around the house.  It takes forever to make, but it makes a bunch at once.  We have tried many flavors like: peppermint, strawberry, banana, raspberry, green apple, and more!

Glass Candy

Isn’t that pretty?  Different food coloring and different extract flavor can be used to make this a completely different candy.

Glass Candy Recipe
Tastes great, looks like colored glass!
Recipe type: Candy

  • Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Cups White, Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup White Corn Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon extract, any flavor
  • Food coloring

  1. Prepare 9×13 deep sided metal pan by covering sides and bottom with butter & powdered sugar
  2. Combine sugar, water, & syrup in sauce pan
  3. Set candy thermometer in pan. Stir liquid constantly.
  4. When thermometer reaches 300 degrees (hard crack) remove from heat.
  5. Add in flavor and color then immediately pour into prepared pan.
  6. Let stand until mixture is cooled and hard. Brush top with powdered sugar.
  7. Drop pan onto floor (the kids LOVE to do this) to break candy into pieces.
  8. Store in air tight container. I like to drop a couple teaspoons of powdered sugar into a Ziplock baggie, add the candy pieces, and shake to cover. Without the sugar, the pieces can stick together.

Here’s another picture just because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to use. LOL!

glass candy recipe

You really need a metal pan with deep enough sides to hold all the candy – otherwise you will have a mess!

Here are a few of my Glass Candy supply recommendations:

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. Kelli, I’m so happy I came upon this. I remember eating this as a little girl. It looks wonderful and brought back pleasant memories! I’m pinning it. I’ll be making this soon!
    Kim ~ This Ole Mom

  2. I love this candy. We make it with cinnamon oil and LOVE it. Sometimes, we get it so hot, we have to have a glass of water with it. :0)

  3. I think we call this hard tack where I am from. I remember my grandma making this when I was a kid and I loved how it was like a sucker without the pesky stick.

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  4. This is so neat! I definitely want to try these! So funny, but I had already seen these on pinterest and pinned them! :) Thanks for linking up to Something Fabulous Wednesday!
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  5. Hi Kelli,
    What a great candy for Valentine Day. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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