Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Icicle Candy

This idea has been on my list of to-bake for a while now. I love swizzle sticks, or icicle candy. I think it is so elegant to add to any table. I've never tried to make my own candy, and learned a lot from it! It is not as hard as one might think either. This icicle candy is perfect for valentine's day. A nice raspberry hard candy that you can make in under 1/2 an hour.

Wanna make some for your own table?

Icicle Candy

Recipe courtesy of Sprinkle Bakes
Makes 12-15 pieces

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 dram flavoring oil (Rasberry, cherry, blueberry) USE THE WHOLE DRAM!
Any Colour food coloring
White food coloring *optional (I would recommend)
Disco dust *optional


Preheat oven to 185 degrees.

Spray a cookie sheet and large knife or pizza cutter with cooking spray

In a large, 4 cup measuring class, mix sugar and corn syrup until it forms a thick paste. Cover with plastic wrap (top only) and microwave on high for 3 min 15 seconds.

Quickly stir mixture and cover with new plastic wrap. Microwave for another 3 min and 15 seconds.

Remove from microwave and with a clean spoon, stir mix.

When the mix stops boiling, add the colour and the flavor.

Spread onto baking sheet and spread by tilting the sheet. As the sugar starts to set, (very quickly) cut candy into strips (1/2 inch).Take cut strips and twist gently. Cool on a wire rack or clean paper towel.

I worked out of my oven, cutting on the wire tray while the oven kept the candy warm. If you take it out, it could harden quick.

*This recipe is meant to be prepared in a standard household microwave (600-700 watts). Mini microwaves and commercial microwaves are not recommended.

*Please use caution when making this recipe. Candy mixture is extremely hot when in liquid state.

Not a bad first try. I'm going to do this again once I get my white food gel. White food gel will stop the clear look and give it a nicer look I think. The kids loved these... tasted like cotton-candy! YUM!

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Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

How cool and awesome is that! Thank you for linking up to All About You Monday!

Chef Bee said...

I've never tried this but you have given me the courage.

Plan B

Anonymous said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I'm totally going to try these!! These look awesome. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing the idea and the method!

Amanda Seevers said...

Wow these are really cool. Never seen anything like it!