Edible sea glass candy is super quick and easy to make, so it’s the perfect party favor for your next ocean or beach themed party! These may look like beautiful shards of tumbled sea glass, but they’re actually deliciously sweet hard candy (in apple, blackberry, and cotton candy flavors!)!
The idea of candy making can seem daunting and intimidating (I used to think so, too!), but it’s really much simpler than you might think! All it takes is sugar, corn syrup, food coloring, and a bit of patience. A candy thermometer and non-stick mat are also really helpful and highly recommended.
I made this edible sea glass candy using the same methods and recipe that I used to create our Patriotic 4th of July Lollipops awhile ago, and it really couldn’t be any easier.
What You’ll Need to Make Edible Sea Glass Candy:
- Light Corn Syrup
- Food Coloring
- Hard Candy Flavoring Oils
- Candy Thermometer
- (2) Large Pyrex Measuring Cups
- Non-Stick Mat
- 2 cups Granulated White Sugar
- 3/4 cup Water
- 2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
- Blue and Green Food Coloring
- Flavor Oil optional
- Stir together the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium sized saucepan.
- Clip the candy thermometer to the side of the pan, and boil over medium heat (stirring very frequently) until the temperature reaches 300 degrees.
- Remove from heat and CAREFULLY pour 1/3 of the the hot sugar mixture into each of the two Pyrex measuring cups. Immediately add food coloring and flavor oil to the remaining liquid in the saucepan as well as the measuring cups. Stir well.
- Pour the contents on to a non-stick mat and allow to cool completely.
- Use a food-safe hammer to break the hardened candy into smaller pieces.
- Put the pieces in a large plastic zipper bag along with the powdered sugar, and shake to coat. Use your fingers to brush off the excess sugar.
Note: when the sugar mixture has reached 300 degrees, you must work quickly and carefully because the liquid sugar will cool and become too thick to pour in about 4 minutes!
Use a mallet or a food-safe hammer to break the candy into small bite-sized pieces, and then use it to break off any sharp ends and edges.
Put the candy into a large plastic zipper bag along with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Shake well until all of the pieces are coated.
If you liked this quick and easy tutorial for DIY edible sea glass candy, you’re going to LOVE these other ocean themed foods from my #CreativeFoodies friends!
Octopus Pudding Cups by Mom Endeavors
Finding Dory Marshmallow Pops by See Vanessa Craft
Shark Frenzy Ice Cream by A Night Owl Blog
Ocean Water Mocktail by Spaceships & Laserbeams
Easy Finding Dory Cupcakes by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Under the Sea Cake by Ashlee Marie
Ocean Friends Cupcakes by Mommy Hates Cooking
Liquid Sunshine Cocktail by Two Twenty One
Ocean Blue Lemonade Popsicles by Play Party Plan
Ocean Berry Icebox Cake by Printable Crush
Of course, these quick and easy octopus cupcakes are a TON of fun, too!