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Sea Glass Candy

Vijaya Selvaraju

Be swept away to a tropical paradise with this colorful blue candy reminiscent of ocean-smooth sea glass.

Sea Glass Candy


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup

  • 3/4 cup water

  • Blue and white food coloring

  • 1 teaspoon candy flavoring oil

  • Powdered sugar

  • Cooking spray


  1. Spray a nonstick baking tray with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, and stir continuously until a candy thermometer reads 260 degrees F.

  3. Add a few drops of blue and white food coloring to achieve desired shade of turquoise. Cook until candy thermometer reads 300 degrees.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in flavoring oil. Pour candy onto prepared baking tray and allow to completely harden.

  5. Once set, dust the surface of the candy with powdered sugar. Invert tray and tap with the back of a hand/hammer to break candy into pieces.

Sea Glass Candy




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- One of the things that I love about going to the beach is searching for treasures in the sand. So whether it be coins or sea creatures or seashells, I'm all for it, and I always come across sea glass. And this, you guys, is sea glass candy. Yeah, you can totally eat it, and it's really easy to make at home. Let me show you how. So, I have a little bit of sugar. I'm not gonna lie, it's a lot of sugar, 'cause we're making hard candy. Some corn syrup. And that's just gonna help with the texture of the hard candy. Last but not least, a little bit of water. And I'm just gonna heat this up until it reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer. So you guys know when you go to the beach and you see glass wash up on shore and it's kind of smooth around the edges, kind of buffed out? That's the kind of look that we're going for with this sea glass candy. All right, so we've hit 260. That's the hard ball state. And at this point I'm gonna add my coloring. So you can color this however you like. I wanna make it kind of a turquoisey-blue situation, so go in with a couple of drops of blue food coloring as well as white. That's a lot of white. Let's see what happens. Ooh, pretty. It looks like the sea, right? All right, I'm pretty happy with that. And then we're gonna continue cooking this out until it reaches 300 degrees, which is the hard crack state. And now we've hit 300, which is hard crack, and I'm gonna add my flavoring. You can add any type of flavoring that you like, but because I wanna throw back to my childhood, we're gonna get all nostalgic with some watermelon. Just stir it through. I have a baking tray that I've already greased with a little bit of cooking spray. And just pour the candy in the middle. Okay, I'm gonna just set this on the bank counter to set up. Woo-hoo! My candy has set up. It's nice and hard. Take a look, really pretty, love the color. And now to give it that sea glass effect, I have a little bit of powdered sugar here. I'm just gonna dust the top with the sugar. Oh, and see how it gives it that beautiful, opaque, been in the sea kind of look? That's what I'm going for. And you just want one side to have that vibe. Perfection. Now we're gonna have some fun. Okay, get ready for this. I have a hammer. Ta-da! I found the biggest hammer that I possibly could for this, because, yo, go big or go home. And we're gonna tap it. Ooh. Yeah. Ooh! Yes! And you're gonna break this up into shards. Oh, my smoke of powdered sugar. Just be extra careful. And look at that. How pretty, right? Little shards. And the fun thing about this is you can package it up in little goody bags, give them to your friends, and you can do them in different colors and different flavors. Should I give this a taste? Mmm! This reminds me of my childhood. Big on watermelon flavor and in such a pretty sea glass form. Sea glass candy, it's super easy to make at home.

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