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Stained Glass Candy

Post by Admin on Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Stained Glass Candy
Categories: Candies
Yield: 6 servings

3 3/4 c White sugar
1 1/2 c Lily white syrup (or Karo,
-must be colorless)
1 c Water
Food coloring
Oil based flavorings such as
- Wiltons
Tin foil
Icing sugar, approximately
- 10 cups, can be reused
- over and over
Sharp pair of scisors
Candy thermometer
Lots of volunteers to help

Mix the white sugar, white syrup, and water in a medium sized pot.
Add the food coloring you want (green for spearmint, orange for
orange) Bring to a boil, and boil until candy thermometer reaches 300
F degrees. (Can take up to 20 minutes) Stir to mix all the
ingredients, but once it starts to boil, do not touch. Pot must be
big enough to allow for double, as it rises as it boils

While the candy mixture is boiling, shape a large piece of tin foil by
folding up the sides and ends. (I use the large foil about 3 feet
long) to create a large cookie sheet type shape. Put the icing sugar
on the foil to completely cover it, and bank up the sides with icing
sugar.

When the candy mixture has reached 300F, remove from heat. Let sit
about 10 seconds and stir to cool slightly (heavy emphasis on
SLIGHTLY) Then add about 1 to 1-1/2 tsp of the oil based flavorings
depending on how strong you want the flavor. Stir until mixed (may
boil a bit and DON'T stand over top of pot as flavor with escape in
the air and up your nose!! 8-} ) Once flavoring is combined, pour
mixture onto the icing sugar and use rubber spatula to scrape all
mixture out of pot. Put pot, spatula and candy thermometer into
sinkful of hot soapy water. If you allow it to harden you won't be
saying nice things about me at all!! 8-} As candy is cooling, keep
checking by trying to pull up the edges. Once it gets to the
consistency that you can lift it a little, start cutting it FAST! I
cut off a chunk and then cut it up into bite-sized pieces. The
outside will cool first so you have to watch it. If it hardens to
quickly you will end up with a good size lollipop that you won't be
able to cut. It will shatter like glass. Continue working your way
around until all is cut. Then I take all the candy and put it in a
strainer that is sitting over a bowl. Shake some of the excess icing
sugar off candy and allow to cool thoroughly. Pack in airtight
containers. I find Zip-Loc Freezer bags pretty good. This recipe
makes about 2 lbs candy. Once I have done all the flavors that I
want, then I set up all the bags and put about 10 of each flavor into
a smaller zip-loc and seal. They make great Christmas gifts for
family and all the various people you give to....mailman, garbage
man, paperboy, school teachers, your kids friends..etc. I figure if
the kids have to help me cut, they get some to give to their
friends.. Besides.. makes a good bribe to get them to help!!

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