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Stained Glass Candy

 Stained Glass Candy
This recipe gives you two variations—green-colored candy with wintergreen flavor and red-colored candy with cranberry flavor. I like to make both because they look so pretty together on a tray. —Karolin Kershner, Barrington, Illinois
32 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon wintergreen oil
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring

Directions

  • Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a
  • boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads
  • 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in oil and food coloring (keep face away
  • from mixture as oil is very strong). Immediately pour into prepared
  • pan; cool. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 2
  • pounds.
To make Cranberry Stained Glass Candy: Substitute 1 tablespoon cranberry flavoring for the wintergreen oil and 7-8 drops of red food coloring for the green food coloring.
Nutritional Facts: 1 ounce equals 132 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.