Stained Glass Hard Candy
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tsp. vinegar
- 1 tsp. flavoring (peppermint, raspberry, etc.)
- Food coloring
From Feed Me I'm Yours by Vicki Lansky, Meadowbrook Press
- Combine and cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees F) or until a few drops of syrup dropped into cold water separate into threads that are hard but not brittle.
- Stir in flavoring and possible food coloring at this point.
- Now you will have to work quickly, so it is best if you have a plan in mind as to what you want to create.
- On a greased baking sheet, pour large spoonfuls of the candy so as to form circles or free forms or designs.
- Molds can also be made beforehand from aluminum foil and greased.
- If you have not added food coloring previously, a drop or two can be swirled into the candy with a toothpick on the cookie sheet.
- Also small pieces of hard candies can be added before the candy hardens.
- While the candy is soft, place one end of a string into the top of the candy for hanging purposes.
- Make sure you've cut your lengths of string ahead of time. (Of course, these could also be made into lollys by using a stick instead of a string.)
- When the candy has cooled completely and is firm, slide off cookie sheets.
- Small ones can hang from the tree.
- Large ones make lovely window hanging decorations.
- They also look well attached to hanging light fixtures.
- And, of course, they're edible!