Sea Glass Candy Recipe

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I recently made my own sea glass candy. Yum! To be honest, this was my first attempt EVER at making candy – and it was a breeze!

These candies aren’t only easy – they’re super tasty too. My husband and kids gobbled down the rootbeer candies so fast I didn’t even have time place them inside a favor tin to snap a photo!

These would be perfect to give as gifts.

Sea Glass Candy Recipe


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 – 1 tsp. flavoring oil (I used raspberry and rootbeer but you can use any flavor you want!)
  • Icing sugar (to coat cooled candy)
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    Step One

    Grease a cookie sheet or cake pan with butter.

    Step Two

    Measure ingredients.

    Step Three

    Pour granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.

    Step Four

    Without stirring, boil the mixture until a candy thermometer reads between 300 and 310 degrees. (This will take about 30 minutes.) Drop a small amount into ice water. If it separates into brittle strands its ready.

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    Step Five

    Remove from heat and let boiling subside.

    Step Six

    Measure flavoring oil and pour into candy mixture. Also add food coloring if desired. Blend with a wooden spoon. (You’ll notice that it will get really steamy for a few seconds.)

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    Step Seven

    Pour onto greased cookie sheet or cake pan. Let cool. (I put mine in the fridge)

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    Step Eight

    Cover hardened candy with parchment paper and tap with a mallet to shatter candy into small pieces.

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    Step Nine

    Use a basting brush and coat candy pieces with icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar.

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    Step Ten

    If giving as gifts, place into favor tins. (I lined the inside with a cupcake liner.) Tie with ribbon and adhere labels.

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