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drema's "stained glass" candy

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Drema Bryant
High Point, NC

A fun and easy candy to make. Especially beautiful at Christmas since I make green and red in different batches. You can adjust how hot you want your candy by increasing or decreasing the "cinnamon oil". Be careful when making this as the cinnamon when added can burn your senses and eyes so use precaution when you get ready to add the oil! Enjoy! This makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift around the holidays. I give it away in tall glass jars with the broken pieces in it! This was shared with me many years ago by a special family member, Novella Saunders,from Lexington NC.

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For drema's "stained glass" candy

  • 3 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon oil, pure (found in drug stores/pharmacy/specialty stores
  • candy thermometer
  • oil and or parchment paper
  • cookie pans with 1" lip, large

How To Make drema's "stained glass" candy

  • 1
    Combine all in large sauce pan on med high heat. Stir well and place candy thermometer. Cook until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.
  • 2
    While candy is cooking, have cookie pans prepared by greasing them with oil or lining with parchment paper.
  • 3
    When thermometer reaches 300 degrees remove candy from heat source. Carefully pour in cinnamon oil. *Add Red food coloring stirring slightly. Pour mixture into cookie pans about 1/8 to 1/4" thick. Pour in such a fashion that it is thin and covers most of the pan bottom. Allow to cool thorougly. This will not take long. Once the candy is throughly cooled and hardened, cover the tip of hammer and lightly tap so that large pieces are broken. These are your stained glass pieces and spicy! Place the colored pieces into jar and give to the cinnamon lovers in your family!
  • 4
    Tip: * Divide your cooked candy into 2 groups if making green and red. You may also make separate batches. Prepare the same with the cinnamon oil - only adding green good coloring to your second batch. Pour green into separate prepared cookie baking pan and cool. Tap to break into desired sized pieces.
  • 5
    *** You can not use any sustitutes for the cinnamon oil. Flavorings or others will NOT work! The cinnamon oil is expensive but worth it.

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