I made a batch of this candy last year and wanted to share the recipe again with you all. It’s simple and fun to make. You can definitely change the colors to your liking but I think these Ocean blues and greens are pretty awesome. Not a super healthy thing to eat a lot of but it makes a great gift or snack if you stick to just a piece or two. Keeps in the freezer well and doesn’t stick to your fingers or make a mess for little hands taking a bite 😉 I’m sure kids would find the process a real kick (well supervised) and of course would enjoy taste testing the final product! It’s really just a big lollipop that gets broken up into pieces. But it can sure look pretty in a bowl …
or in your mouth…
I made two batches. One green and one blue.
You’ll need a candy thermometer that goes beyond 250 degrees.
When the sugar gets to a high enough temperature, you’ll pour the hot liquid out onto a greased pan.
It hardens quickly into one gigantic Lollipop.
Here’s the fun part for kids: when the candy hardens, you’ll sprinkle it with powdered sugar. Did you know you can whip up some powdered sugar at home in just seconds by putting regular cane sugar in a coffee grinder for about 30 seconds? (Voila, instant confectioners sugar)
Then you get to whack it with a knife handle or something hard to break up the slab into small pieces.
You can keep the candy shiny or rub the powdered sugar into each piece for a matt finish. This is what gives the candy it’s old antique glass or Sea Glass effect. Doesn’t change the taste. Just the look.
You can find a very detailed step by step list of how to make your own Sea Glass Candy here: http://thekidcancook.blogspot.com/2011/05/cooking-up-party-sea-glass-candy.html
The recipe is basically sugar and water. Add in whichever colors you’d like. They have some natural Vegan food colorings now or just experiment with something from around the kitchen that has a strong natural color like a drop or two of beet juice, some turmeric, blueberries I’m sure would work for the blues. You won’t need much and with all that sugar, I doubt the flavors you may drip in for color will have any effect on the candy’s taste.
I left some of my pieces clear, or without the powdered sugar, to give them some contrast to the polished pieces as well.
It really does look just like old worn glass.
We’re away for a few days so that means my Mr. Floydy will have the house to himself. I’m sure he’ll be well rested by the time we get back. It’s a hard life being the lone cat at my house!
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