Rear Window Glass Candy

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is only second to The Birds. Full of suspense with bits of humor make it something you’ll want to watch again and again. (Full review and recipe demo: https://youtu.be/U6ecUo1hEaM).

If only we all had a window like Jimmy Stewart’s, to look at our neighbors and solve crimes based only on what we see…hmmm, think most of us do that anyway! What’s the saying? He who lives in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones….

But here’s a recipe for glass you can eat! It’s great as flavored hard candy to give as gifts or when you want a glass effect in a dessert (see cupcake below), or as the windows in a gingerbread house. It’s super easy to make and only 3 ingredients! You can add any color and/or flavor you like.

WARNING: Aways be careful when working with hot sugar syrup. Keep a bowl of ice water close by in case of small burns.

Rear Window Glass Candy

1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
Food coloring (optional)
Flavored edible oils (such as Wilton brand)

Combine thouroughly sugar and water in medium saucepan. Stir in corn syrup.

Place over medium heat. You do not need to stir. Bring to a boil and continue boiling over medium-medium high heat until 250 degrees and if adding food coloring, do so at this point. Continue boiling until mixture reaches 300 degrees (hard crack stage).

Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil, if using.

Pour into foil-lined sided cookie sheet (if you will be storing candy, spread out a one-pound box in a layer over foil, then pour candy on. The powdered sugar will prevent candy pieces from sticking together. If using glass candy for a gingerbread house or other effect, omit powdered sugar layer.

Let cool about 10 minutes before cutting with kitchen shears, if you desire specific sizes and shapes. Otherwise you can break off into random pieces after about 20 minutes.

*Use caution when breaking or eating glass candy. It can possibly cause cuts to fingers or tongues, as with any hard candy.

Decorating idea: Halloween Cupcakes

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