Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sea Glass Candy

I have the honor of being a Bridesmaid in a wedding this summer. The color scheme is "sea glass" and while browsing Pinterest for ideas, we came across Sea Glass Candy. It looked great and goes perfectly with the theme, so the Maid of Honor and I decided to give it a whirl today.

There were several recipes on Pinterest, but we followed the one found on the Not So Humbe Pie blog.

What You Need:
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 6 Tablespoons Water
  • Gel Food Coloring (I used Wilton Sky Blue)
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Candy Flavoring Oil (We Used Cherry and Lemon)
  • Powdered Sugar
How To Make It:
  • Line the bottom of a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray (probably don't have to spray the paper, but I figured the candy would be super sticky). Can also use a baking pan.
  • In a small, non-stick sauce pan, combine sugar, water & corn syrup and place over medium heat, stirring continuously until sugar is dissolved.
  • When sugar mixture begins to simmer, attach candy thermometer and wait - do not stir - until temperature reaches 250 degrees.
  • Once 250 degrees is reached, add your food coloring. Do not stir. The bubbling will distribute the food coloring.
  • Continue simmering until 300 degrees is reached, remove from heat and stir in flavoring, being careful it doesn't splatter on you. Note: Be sure to not overheat the sugar because it can burn ....my first batch was supposed to be sky blue, but turned out dark green because the sugar started to turn brown. Oops!
  • Once flavoring is mixed in, immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheet/pan and allow to cool completely.
  • Once cool, brush or rub on powdered sugar all over surface to give it a light powdery finish.
  • Cover candy with another sheet of wax or parchment paper and hit it with a mallet or something hard to break it up into sea glass -like pieces.


This was pretty easy and you can customize your own flavors/colors. Sea glass candy would make a great favor for any nautical, mermaid, under the sea, or beach-themed party!!!

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16 comments:

  1. What a really good idea. Hope your friend has a great wedding .

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  2. Even though the green was an accident, it actually looks really cool! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! The burned batch did actually turn out to be a sea glass color, just not the one we were going for!!!

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  3. Looks great and yummy too! Are you wrapping them up as wedding favors? Visiting from Tip Junkie!

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  4. I think this would be really cool to use as decorations on cupcakes. Love the colors; I'm quite the green & blue gal;)
    Thanks for sharing on Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday

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  5. What a beautiful treat. I love the colors. Have fun at the wedding!

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  6. This is such a cool idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. looks just like sea glass as well very pretty come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. This is a great idea for a wedding. I love how you can change the colors to go with your event. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/07/showcase-your-talent-thursday-14.html. I hope to see you there!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. I am stopping by from Shine on Friday and am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library. Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is beautiful. I recently had my own first successful sugar experience. I think your recipe could be really helpful in my cake world, so I'm going to save it.

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  11. It's so pretty. What a fun snack!

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  12. This is SO pretty and would be gorgeous at a beachy party or wedding ... thanks so much for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

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  13. Wow! This looks fantastic. I instantly had a strong desire to make it for my daughters "Under the Sea" party this weekend but thankfully I think I've reigned in the impulse since I have enough to do (and don't have half the ingredients or a candy thermometer). Great job!

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  14. This looks so yummy and fun to make!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring:)

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