I made these sea glass candies, you see. Probably because I miss the ocean, you see.

I moved from Boston to Austin about a year ago, and the one thing I miss the most about home is the beach. There’s plenty of lakes, rivers and swimming pools here. Just no beach. No Cape, Vineyard or Nantucket. No three-block walk from my Southie apartment to sand, water you don’t swim in and a bunch of yuppies checking each other out.

 

Okay the beaches right in Boston leave a bit to be desired, but at least I had the option. Not to mention a short ride to a variety of more stunning seascapes.

 

Furthermore, my summers living with the family in Puerto Rico spoiled me silly with beach life.

 

The only aspect of being hours away from the ocean that leaves me with some satisfaction is that in almost every apocalyptic movie, all cities on the seaboard are the first to go. Unless it’s a zombie apocalypse. Then I’m screwed.

 

So, in honor of my old home city beaches, I made sea glass candy. Piña colada flavored. You know, cuz I’m Puerto Rican. We invented the piña colada, and it’s the shizz.

 

Ingredients for Piña Colada Flavored Sea Glass Candy

– 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

– 1/4 cup water

Piña colada flavoring

Blue and green food coloring

-Confectioners sugar

-Optional: graham cracker crumbs

  

 

Begin by combining corn syrup, water, and sugar in a sauce pan. Heat to medium high and attach a candy thermometer to side of sauce pan.

 

Set up a toothpick dabbed with food coloring to the side, ready to use.
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While sugar begins to dissolve, spray a cake pan with cooking oil.

 

 

Don’t forget to set the piña colada to the side as well.

 

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Boil until temperature reaches 295/300 degrees. Quickly remove from stove.

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Immediately add a dab of food coloring and a drop of flavoring, then mix in.

Pour quickly into the cake pan, and allow to cool.

 

Use a knife to stab the hardened sugar.

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Take broken pieces and lightly shake them in a plastic bag with some confectioners sugar.

 

Make as many batches as you like. Once you make your first, it’s really easy.

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As an option, fill a cellophane bag with graham cracker crumbs for sand. Top with sea glass and tie with a ribbon.

 

 


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32 Responses to Sea Glass Candy. Piña Colada Flavored, Booyah.

  1. Tracy says:

    WOW, these look amazing. They will be perfect for wedding favors at my Beach Wedding. Thank you so much for creating & posting this recipe. They look amazing.

    Does anyone know how long these will last? I would like to make them ahead of time but I don’t want to sacrifice taste or texture.

  2. Holly says:

    This is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jynger says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Planning a luau with a candy buffet for my daughter’s 9th birthday. This is perfect–so unique, exactly what I was looking for!

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  5. That is AWESOME. I am so doing this for Christmas

  6. Stacey Evans says:

    Hi Jasmin, I have always collected sea glass and this recipe is incredible! How beautiful! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Frankie says:

    I hate to tell you this but your recipe is not unique my Grandmother taught me how to make Candy Glass more than 40 years ago but your flavoring is one I have not come across before…we usually made ours in mint or fruit flavors. You did remind me of a good time shared with my Grandmother and siblings though…

    • Jasmin says:

      @Frankie,
      Everyone knows it is not unique. It’s like homemade ice cream or caramel. Nowhere in this recipe did I claim it was my unique “invention.”
      People who begin sentences with, “I hate to tell you this,” don’t actually hate it. They quite enjoy it.

  8. AnjeaAnjea says:

    I just found your blog today and love it! I am also in Austin, too. :-)

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  11. Melissa says:

    I made my first batch a few hours ago and it’s still not hardened? Did I do something wrong? How long does it usually take?

  12. Melissa says:

    I guess not! I bought a candy thermometer but it was too big for the pots. The tip did t reach the liquid because of the frame. I let it boil for a while but I guess not long enough. Ill try again tomorrow and just hold the thermometer.

  13. Melissa says:

    I’m going to make these for wedding favors so I need to get it right eventually. Lol. Thanks.

  14. Lynnette says:

    Can you tell me the exact colors you used for the blue and aqua shown in the gift bag?

  15. Heidi says:

    Thanks for the beautiful pics. I’m making this for my future daughter-in-law’s wedding as favors. Can you double or triple the batch to make a lot? I know some candy recipes can’t be increased and you just need to make lots of batches. Using this recipe, about how many little favors would you think you got out of one batch. Thanks ever so much!

    • Jasmin says:

      @Heidi,
      I have double or tripled. Just keep in mind that it could take longer to reach temperature. You may need to turn the heat up a little more.

  16. Heidi says:

    Thanks, do you remember how many favors you’d get from one batch?

  17. Sanni says:

    what a great idea. i’ll try this.
    greetings from the german baltic sea

  18. carol says:

    This was very easy just a light dusting of powered sugar really brings out the sea glass look thanks

  19. Pennie says:

    Just made a batch, I think it is going to turn out, but the pan clean is is terrible. Any ideas?

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