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The clear choice for a sweet party.

Don’t let its spookily realistic glint fool you—this “glass” candy is not only edible, it’s delicious. And with just a few ingredients, it’s easy to make too. Munch on a shard to give party guests a good scare!

Source: Publix Aprons® recipe.

Total Time - 1 hour, 10 minutes
Active Time - 10 minutes
Servings - 12


  • Wax paper
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 3/4 cup water


Glass Candy step 1
Glass Candy step 2
  1. Line baking sheet with wax paper. Heat sugar, corn syrup, peppermint, and water in medium saucepan on medium-high 4–5 minutes, shaking skillet occasionally but without stirring, or until sugar begins to melt.

  2. Reduce heat to low; cook 3–5 minutes, stirring regularly with a wooden spoon, or until 300°F measured with a candy thermometer. Quickly pour syrup onto wax paper; spread into a thin layer using back of spoon. Let stand 1 hour to cool, then crack into shards using handle of rolling pin or spoon.
Glass Candy step 1
Glass Candy step 2

Nutritional Information:

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 170kcal; FAT 0g; SAT FAT 0g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 20mg; CARB 46g; FIBER 0g; SUGARS 37g; PROTEIN 0g; VIT A 0%; VIT C 0%; CALC 0%; IRON 0%