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.
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!
- 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.
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:
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- 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
More Delicious Homemade Candies and Treats:
Peanut Butter Candy Bar Bites (like DIY Butterfingers)
Irish Potato Candy – delicious family tradition!
Kelli’s Fantasy Fudge – like the traditional, but with a twist!