I made this candy for my granddaughter's second birthday party which was a "FROZEN" themed party. I thought it turned out beautifully.
Glass candy is easy to make. I made it for the first time when I was in seventh grade. It's delicious and lasts a long time so it is a great choice for gift-giving. You can use any oil flavor/color combo. I used peppermint oil and you have to be careful not to inhale too much of those "fumes" as you are stirring, or get it into your eyes.
Be sure to use flavored OILS, not extracts. The oils are located in the baking section of your favorite supermarket. I found that Wal-Mart had a wide selection of flavors to choose from.
Other popular combos are red/cinnamon, green/apple, blue or clear/spearmint, but the choice is yours.
This would also be a good traditional candy to make as a family each year.
Store them in an air-tight container (a tin or glass jar with lid).
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon peppermint oil flavoring (or your choice)
aqua blue food coloring (or your choice)
In a sauce pot over medium heat, add the water, sugar and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture has reached 300°F.
Remove the pot from the heat and working quickly mixing in the blue food coloring and peppermint oil flavoring, stirring until fully combined. Add the amount of food coloring depending on desired colored. More food coloring will lead to a darker blue candy.
Pour the sugar mixture onto a silicone lined baking sheet OR a foil covered cookie sheer that has been sprayed with a non-stick coating. Once the candy has fully cooled, break up the candy into pieces using a meat mallet.
To serve, dust half the pieces of candy with powdered sugar.