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Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe

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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.

This old fashioned glass candy recipe is a favorite among my boys. We use peppermint for Christmas, Cinnamon for Valentine’s, Mint for St. Patrick’s Day, and more!

Once you learn how to make this old time stained glass recipe, your family will ask for it all the time, too!

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!

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Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe

Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Tastes great, looks like colored glass!


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


    Prepare 9x13 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 0gSugar: 82gProtein: 0g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon! Miz Helen


Saturday 24th of December 2016

So pretty! I guess I am prone to time intensive recipes because though you mention that the candy takes "forever" to make, I read the recipe through several times trying to figure out where the "forever" is! Looks relatively quick and easy, and what fun results!

Kelli Miller

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

LOL! Getting it hot enough at a low temperature, while constantly stirring, take forever for this super busy mom who loves to throw stuff in a crockpot and move on. :-D

Sherry Nappa

Friday 23rd of December 2016

I'm so glad you shared your recipe. I haven't had this candy in years. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Sounds good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Janet Vinyard

Sunday 18th of December 2016

Hi Kelli, Your candy sounds and looks delicious! It's similar to one I make called Crystal Candy that's flavored with oil of cinnamon! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Blessings, Janet

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