I’m not sure what the “official” name of this candy is. It totally depends on which website you look at. The site that I found called it Stained Glass Candy. My daughter said “wait a minute. These are Jolly Ranchers.” (She’s a genius.) =o)
This is the recipe we used for our Broken Glass Cupcakes (which were a huge hit.)
Stained Glass Candy
* 4 cups sugar
* 1 3/4 cups light corn syrup
* 1 cup water
* food coloring (if desired)
* 1 Tbsp. flavor extract OR 1 tsp. flavored oil
Line a large baking sheet with tin foil and either spray with a light coating of non-stick cooking spray or dust lightly with powdered sugar.
In a large pan add the sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Turn heat up to high and let boil (without stirring) until temperature reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Pour into prepared pans and let cool.
This part is important because if you don’t roll them in powdered sugar, they will all stick together. Unless, of course, you use them for the Broken Glass Cupcakes. Then just break them up and stick them in cupcakes.
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