Easy Sugar Glass
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Sugar glass is easy to make and makes an impact, especially at Halloween.
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: America
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup clear corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  1. Before you start, get everything together. Sugar glass comes together pretty quickly and once you start pouring, it’s over in a second. If you’re making broken glass, get a baking sheet ready (either spray it with some cooking spray or rub it down with some oil or butter). If you’re going to do something more elaborate like a mold or form, get the materials you need ready. For my prep, I also got the food coloring and a paint brush. You’ll need to spray a spatula and some spoons with some cooking spray too, to help you smooth out the glass.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except food coloring (unless you want solid red glass) in a sauce pan and cook on medium heat until the mixture reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. If you heat the liquid too fast, the sugar won’t be as clear but it’s not that big of a deal in this prep (see the photo for improperly heated sugar, I think the "dirty" glass adds to the horror).
  3. Poor the liquid on the prepared surface and quickly spread out. This is the dangerous part. Remember this sugar is 300 degrees! Don’t touch it. Use your tools to spread it out, but work quickly.
  4. While the sugar is still a little wet, splash or paint the red coloring on to resemble blood drops. You should have the “glass” spread out and painted within a few minutes.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Crack into shards (this is the fun part).
  7. Decorate as you wish.
Recipe by Recovering Vegan at https://recoveringvegan.com/broken-glass-and-chocolate-pumpkin-cupcakes/