Who doesn’t like a little something sweet to eat once in a while? It may not be good for your teeth or body to munch on candy frequently. Nonetheless, when you want to indulge, try some broken glass candy. You can even make this tasty candy at home with your kids. This way, you can enjoy spending time together and putting together the ingredients from start to finish.
Just a Few Simple Things
It doesn’t take much to create broken glass candy. Firstly, gather the ingredients; there are only six of them. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3/4 cup of light corn syrup
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 2 to 4 teaspoons of flavoring extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of gel food coloring
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
You probably already have most of these on hand at home. Most importantly, you don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to put this candy together.
Gather and Combine
To begin with, gather the above ingredients and make sure you have the right amounts. Next, line a baking dish with a non-stick silicone mat. Or, you can place aluminum foil on the dish and spray it with cooking spray. Furthermore, you’ll want to grease one pan for each color and flavor of candy you are making.
Thirdly, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture continuously until the sugar dissolves. To avoid crystallization, wash down or scrape the side of the pan. Doing this keeps the candy from being grainy.
Heat and Cool
Your next step is to let the mixture come to a boil. Then allow the syrup to boil until it reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit. During this time, stir the mixture occasionally. Once the mixture has reached 300 degrees, take the pan off the stove. You’ll then want to let the syrup cool. So once it stops bubbling, it should be ready for the next step.
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Pour Out the Syrup
Pour parts of the syrup into separate pans before you add the food coloring if you want multiple colors and flavors of candy. Do this quickly, so the syrup doesn’t start to set. Put in the food coloring to create the flavor of candy you want. Then pour the candy mixture onto the baking sheets. Spread it out into a thin layer. Over the next few hours, let the candy sit at room temperature. When this is done, crack the candy into small pieces. Put the pieces in a plastic bag, add the powdered sugar, and shake the bag. Serve the candy and enjoy it!
In just a few easy steps, you can create this fun candy with your kids. You’ll love making it and, of course, eating it together.
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