Stained glass candy has been a favorite holiday treat for me since I was a little girl, but I haven’t made it in years! I actually forgot about it, until Netflix sent me a Trollhunters Rock Candy recipe. I looked at it and it was pretty much the same thing, so whether you call it stained glass candy or rock candy doesn’t matter.
It’s also surprisingly easy to make. It does require a candy thermometer, your attention and some patience, but I swear it’s not difficult. You just have to promise not to leave the kitchen when it’s on the stove.
If you’re wondering what the heck rock candy has to do with Netflix, then queue up DreamWorks Trollhunters!
When a human teenage boy finds a mysterious amulet on the way to school one day, it leads him to a secret world of trolls beneath his town. Do I really need to say more?
But here’s the gist: Forced into the role of “Trollhunter,” Jim finds himself in the middle of a centuries long war between good and evil that threatens mankind and troll-kind alike. The heroic adventure is filled with fantastical creatures, glorious cities and fierce enemies and the entire family will be caught up in the fresh storytelling and stunning visual animation over the 26 episode story arc.
And the rock candy? Well, it represents the mystical gemstones and crystals that are a large part of the Trollhunters world.
Watch it and see! And be sure to make a batch of Trollhunters rock candy to enjoy while you watch!
Trollhunters Rock Candy Recipe
- Powdered sugar used for lining the foil or parchment paper
- 3 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons gourmet flavoring of your choice cinnamon oil, strawberry oil, orange oil, etc.
- 1 teaspoon food coloring that goes with your flavor choice
Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil, and sprinkle with a layer of powdered sugar.
In a large saucepan, combine the white sugar, corn syrup, and water, and stir continuously over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves.
Continue boiling without stirring. When candy thermometer reaches approximately 260 degrees F, drop in flavoring and food coloring, and continue boiling until temperature reaches 300-310 degrees F.
Let candy cool and harden. Crack into pieces, and store in an airtight container.
To remove hard candy residue from pan, fill with hot water and let sit in sink. The sugar will dissolve, and you can just pour the liquid out.
This post is sponsored by Netflix #StreamTeam; opinions are my own.