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!
Isn’t that pretty? Different food coloring and different extract flavor can be used to make this a completely different candy.
- Powdered Sugar
- 3 Cups White, Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup White Corn Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon extract, any flavor
- Food coloring
- Prepare 9×13 deep sided metal pan by covering sides and bottom with butter & powdered sugar
- Combine sugar, water, & syrup in sauce pan
- Set candy thermometer in pan. Stir liquid constantly.
- When thermometer reaches 300 degrees (hard crack) remove from heat.
- Add in flavor and color then immediately pour into prepared pan.
- Let stand until mixture is cooled and hard. Brush top with powdered sugar.
- Drop pan onto floor (the kids LOVE to do this) to break candy into pieces.
- 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!
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:
- Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9×13 Covered Cake Pan
- Polder THM-515 Candy/Jelly/Deep Fry Thermometer, Stainless Steel
- LorAnn Hard Candy Flavoring Oils 10 Pack
- Ateco 1112 12-Color Food Coloring Kit