Stained Glass Candy

by Guest Blogger on February 14, 2014 · 15 comments

Contributed by Karen M

  • 3 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup,
  • 1 TBSP almond extract,
  • 1 TBSP food coloring

Lightly grease one 12 x 8 inch or larger baking sheet.. (larger is better) then, in a LARGE heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Heat over high , stirring constantly with a heat resistant (wood) .. :) spoon, until all the sugar is dissolved, then STOP stirring and patiently bring to a boil.

BOIL until a candy thermometer reads 310 degrees F.


When bubbling has stops, stir in the flavoring and food coloring. Spread into the prepared pan so that the candy is no more than 1/4 inch thick. Cool for 45 minutes in the fridge. Remove from fridge, crack into pieces and ENJOY.”

15 comments… read them below or add one

bctruck February 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

This sounds great,but is there any way that bacon can be incorporated in this?

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JP in MT February 14, 2014 at 11:25 am

I wonder if there is an essential oil that makes things smell like bacon?

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tommy2rs February 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Of course there is:

There’s also bacon cologne, bacon soap and bacon deodorant. Just yesterday I saw a new product for making bacon bowls. Just imagine a delicious bacon bowl filled with bacon and eggs. Of course The Boss threatened me with physical harm if I bought “another silly bacon gadget”…

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judy, another one February 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Sure! Leave out the almond extract and food color; then stir in crisply fried bacon bits. I would start with a couple of cups. You would then have bacon brittle!

Your welcome! LOL

Great recipe, Karen! You could change up the extracts and food coloring and several different flavors. Lemon Drops anyone?

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JP in MT February 14, 2014 at 11:26 am


Just added this to my “Blog Recipe” file.

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Donna in MN February 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I suppose you could add anything for flavor and about unsweetened koolaid? Sports drink flavor drops like root beer, chocolate? Mint? When I need a candy fix, I will have to do this.

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fmwb February 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Thank you for the reminder. I haven’t made this in years! It seems as though we used to toss the pieces in a baggie of powdered sugar or cornstarch to keep it from sticking together.

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Slickpreps February 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

If someone makes this, they should post a picture. From the name, it sounds like it would look cool!

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Tolik February 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

The original jolly rancher ;)

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Encourager February 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

For those that avoid using corn syrup because it is made with GMO corn, I found some organic corn syrup that is GMO free. Try a health food store. The brand I found was WHOLESOME SWEETENERS.

Since it seems I make Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie at least 5 times a year, I finally ordered some through my food buying club. They deliver to most health food chains.

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JP in MT February 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm


Do you need my mailing address?

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Encourager February 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Brohahahaha JP! What, for the corn syrup??? Or for the pie??

Yeah, the men in my family can’t get enough of that pie. Frankly, I am sick of it. It is so gaggy rich! I have to make it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all three of their birthdays.

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JP in MT February 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm


For the pie, of course. I married to a Yankee Girl.

How about you send a couple to MD and he can forward me anything that is left!

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Encourager February 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

LOL! M.D., would that work???

Seriously, don’t think it would make it past the delivery guy…

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Mel March 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Thinking a light maple flavor with crumbled bacon….

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