The Partiologist: Beach Week - Edible Sea Glass!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beach Week - Edible Sea Glass!

Who knew there was Edible Sea Glass? 

That's right, I made Sea Glass and it's Easy, Edible, Sweet and Pretty.

Edible Sea Glass


And easily packaged for party favors.

With raw sugar and a white chocolate sea shell. 

Here's just how easy it really is!
 
 
Supplies
 
Candy Flavoring (I used Cotton Candy).
 
Large Blue Sprinkles From Duff.
 
Blue food coloring - I used the blue from this box (which turned sea green with just a few drops).
 
Spray your jelly roll pan with Pam.
 
Make your candy according to the recipe below, pour in pan, sprinkle with Duff Sprinkles.
 
Lift the candy and break apart with knife by tapping the candy with knife handle.
 
Place all the candy shards in bowl and sprinkle with powdered sugar, (the sugar helps prevent the candy from sticking together).
 
Stir until all the candy is sugar coated.
 
Using small bags, I added 1 Tlb. of raw sugar to each bag and a fondant sea shell.
 
Tie it up with sea green tulle.

Hard Candy Recipe
 
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
2/3 Cup White Corn Syrup

Boil to hard crack, (300 degrees) add 1 tsp. flavoring and -3 drops food coloring.  Pour into greased jelly roll pan and immediately sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.  For a thicker candy, pour into a greased 9 x 9 pan.  Cool and break with knife.

If you get tired of bagging up the small bags - go for the one big bag!
 
Aren't you glad I ventured away from the Plan? 
And the best part of my Beach Week...No Bathing Suits required!

It's Beachy Keen!
 

28 comments :

  1. This is so pretty and who knew it was so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. This is really cool! They look adorable! But please...keep the bathing suits on:)

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  3. I LOVE this idea!! So very pretty.

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  4. One of the most unique and beautiful party favors I have ever seen - such beautiful packaging too!
    Maryann - Cookie Artisan

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  5. So, you don't say for sure but do you sprinkle the large sprinkles on the jelly roll pans before you pour the hot sugar in? What temperature is "hard crack"?

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    1. Sorry about that, I noticed it last night and I forgot to go back and change it. Hard crack is 300 Degrees and I sprinkled the sprinkles on immediately after pouring in pan.

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    2. thank you for adding that. I'll have to try these.

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  6. Love this! Brilliant idea! <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies

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  7. Very gorgeous! What a great idea, pinning!

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  8. What a cool idea! I need to try this sometime soon.

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  9. I love this idea! They look beautiful!!

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  10. Using the raw sugar for sand is such a creative idea! These would make perfect beach wedding favors for my Hawaii brides. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I'm making these for my beach themed wedding in 3 months!! Soo excited I found favors that go EXACTLY with my decorations! THANKS!!!

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  12. It looks so yummy. Oh! I love to give this idea a try. I am glad you shared this one. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    WhiteLightProductions.com

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  13. This is truly a wonderful idea!!! Thanks a lot!

    -http://seaglass.us/

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  14. Making this today or tomorrow for my under the sea wedding that is this coming Sunday! We are giving little baggies out for favors and I'm curious if you could give me an estimate about how many bagged favors this recipe might make. I know of course it depends on how much is in a bag.... we didn't plan on putting tons in & we are using the raw sugar as well. In the picture above that has a small bag & a large bag, the small bag looks like the amount we would go for in each bag. I'm just hoping for an estimate not anything exact. I'm not a candy maker & want to have enough supplies on hand! :*) We have 60 guests by the way. Thanks so much for your help!

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    1. How exciting for you to make these for your wedding. It's been so long since I bagged these up, I don't recall how much went into each bag. If you use a large jelly roll pan, I would guess that one batch would fill 8 bags? Of course depending on how full you want them. Good luck and congratulations!

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  15. Do you think this would set in a mold? Trying to make a party glass out of the recipe for our upcoming wedding.
    Thank you!

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    1. Just make sure the mold is for hard candy, not chocolate and I think it would work fine! Congratulations and best of luck!

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  16. How far in advance can you make this?

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    1. I really think it depends on the type of climate you live in. I'm in a very dry climate and they lasted weeks in the packages.

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  17. How long should i put it in the oven for?

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    1. This recipe is cooked on the stove top, you do not put it in the oven at all. Once it is cooked to the 300 degrees (using a candy thermometer) remove from the stove and pour in the pan. It should then harden like the candy. Hope this helps.

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  18. how long does it take to harden?

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    1. Once you pour the candy onto the greased tray, it will harden in minutes, so you must work fast if you plan to sprinkle the blue sugar on.

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