Sea Glass Candy
How many of you like to collect sea glass along the ocean shore? I do! Here's a recipe to make your own edible sea glass, if you're a veteran candy maker, this will be a snap! If you're a novice, you'll be fine - just get yourself a candy thermometer and follow the directions.
How will you use it?! Write to me and send a picture! My imagination is running wild, I've visions of blue jello, Graham cracker crumbs, and sea glass dancing there!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
- 1 tsp oil flavor (if desired, like mint.)I used mint, but any flavor would work.
- Food coloring (regular or gel)
- Powdered sugar
- Spray a light coat of cooking spray onto a metal baking sheet with sides.
- Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue stirring, and cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees F). Make sure that the temperature reaches 300 degrees, or the candy will not harden properly!
- Remove from heat and add the food coloring and flavoring (if desired.) Multiple batches will be needed for a variety of colors. If you do not add color, you'll have white "seaglass."
- Stir, making sure colors and flavors are evenly mixed.
- Carefully pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and let cool.
- Once cooled and hardened, break into small, seaglass sized pieces. You can do this by covering with a dishcloth and using a hammer, but be careful not to smash it to powdered bits!
- The seaglass will be sharp, so take a dishcloth and rub the edges to smooth.*
- Sprinkle powdered sugar over your "glass" and coat to get that beautifully frosted seaglass look.
- (* Choking hazard for young children - be careful!!!)