See all that glass in the photo above? Yeah, it’s not glass… it’s candy! You can hold and eat it and it will not cut you. One of the coolest things to do at the beach is search for shells, rocks, and sea glass! As a kid sea glass was always fun to find because it was so pretty and I was amazed that this smooth glass rock was once a sharp piece of broken glass. The ocean is amazing.
So, I was inspired by the beach and created this tasty Sea Glass Candy recipe (and free sea glass candy printable gift tags) for HP Create. How fun would these be for a beach themed wedding favor? Or, makes some bright and colorful glass for a kids summer party!
Sea Glass Candy Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp. candy flavoring (flavor of choice)
- Blue and green food coloring
Supplies needed to make this treat:
- Large Rectangle Baking Dish
- Candy Thermometer
- Baker’s Twine
- Mason Jars
STEP 1: In a medium size saucepan, mix together granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup at medium-high heat. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan.
STEP 2: While the mixture is coming to a boil, grease the baking dish and combine one drop of blue and one drop of green food coloring in a bowl. If you want a darker color, feel free to add a few more drops in of each.
STEP 3: Once the mixture has reached 300 degrees, remove it quickly from the stove, pour in the food coloring and flavoring. Mix together and pour the mixture into the baking dish.
You want it to spread out as much as possible in the baking dish so that it turns out to be a nice thin layer of candy.
STEP 4: Allow the candy mixture to completely cool. Use a knife to crack the candy into pieces.
STEP 5: It will turn out pretty and shiny like this, but we want to add a cloudy effect to it just like sea glass.
STEP 6: Combine powdered sugar and candy pieces in a plastic bag until they are fully coated.
STEP 7: Remove candy from bag and dust off excess powdered sugar.
STEP 8: Print and cut Sea Glass Candy labels.
STEP 9: Fill jars with candy and attach tags with baker’s twine.
Hand out jars of tasty sea glass candy at your next summer party!
I want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).
P.S. I was a paid contributor for the HP Create blog and was paid to create this blog post.
How much does this recipe yield?
Hello Rachel! It’s been so long since I shared this recipe I can’t recall the exact amount. I believe it filled the bottom of two 9×13 baking dishes? One for each color?
It’s like rock candy taken to the next level! You’ve made such a beautiful treat!
Thank you, Katelyn!
This would be awesome for a beach-themed gathering or celebration! So easy, too!