Stained Glass Candy

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.┬áHeat over high , stirring constantly with a heat resistant (wood) .. ­čÖé spoon, until all the sugar is dissolved,┬áthen 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.┬áSpread into the prepared pan so that the candy is no more than 1/4 inch thick.┬áCool for 45 minutes in the fridge.┬áRemove from fridge, crack into pieces and ENJOY.”


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

  2. Thanks.

    Just added this to my “Blog Recipe” file.

  3. Donna in MN says:

    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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. The original jolly rancher ­čśë

  7. Encourager says:

    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.

    • Encourager:

      Do you need my mailing address?

      • Encourager says:

        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.

        • E:

          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!

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

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

  9. Thinking a light maple flavor with crumbled bacon….

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