How To Make Popcorn Glass Candy And Rainbow Candy Recipe|Broken Glass Candy.

Popcorn Glass On Top Of Cake
Popcorn Glass On Top Of Cake

How To Make Popcorn Glass.

This is an easy recipe for popcorn candy, the popcorn is my idea. I like how it looks so cute on cakes or cupcakes. Really decorates them up. It looks like snow on the sugar candy.

I also included a recipe for Rainbow Candy an old recipe I use to make from one of my old cookbooks.

I made my popcorn candy a little thick, but they can be thinner if you use a heat resistance spatula to move the sugar around the pan. Friends and family will think you're a gourmet, baker.

Cupcakes are very popular and always decorated so pretty on the top this is an idea you can use for the top of the cupcake.

It can be made plain without the popcorn added. The glass candy can also be crushed and sprinkled on top of cupcakes or cakes. By doing this, you will have pretty little sparkly flecks of gold dust. You do this by putting in ziploc bags. I do it in a clean all cotton dishcloth using either a meat mallet or a rolling pin.

This can also be called broken glass candy.

Popcorn
Popcorn

Make Popcorn


You can use any popcorn you want for popcorn glass. First make your popcorn and let it cool, put it in a food processor and chop it as small as you want it. I put a cup in, but you won't need that much. Set aside. If you want it to stick out and show up more than don't chop it up as much. Popcorn glass with added orange coloring will look great on cupcakes for Halloween.

Popcorn Chopped Up
Popcorn Chopped Up

Cream Of Tartar

Cream Of Tartar
Cream Of Tartar
Making Candy
Making Candy
Bring To Boil
Bring To Boil
Popcorn Glass
Popcorn Glass
Broken Glass Candy
Broken Glass Candy

Items you will need.

The items you need after you make your popcorn. Popcorn needs to be ready ahead of time.

Cookie sheet

measuring cup

Small pan

Spatula

Knife

Measuring spoons

Popcorn Glass Recipe

! cup sugar

1/3 cup water

1/8 tsp. cream of Tartar

  1. Place items in pan on a hot burner. Cut your heat down to medium and let the mixture start to cook. Do not stir just leave it cooking. You can wet the edge of a knife with water and run it around the edge of the pan to get the sugar crystals off, but that is all. You will know when it's ready, it will turn a very pretty golden color in about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour it into a measure cup and then pour it on your cookie sheet and if you want you can place a silicon baking mat on the cookie sheet that has sides, you don't want it to run off the cookie sheet.The mat will help it come off much easier if you have a mat.
  3. Thin it by running your spatula over it. Sprinkle popcorn over it. Let cool; use both hands on the edge of the cookie sheet and twist pop the cookie sheet. The glass will pop off the cookie sheet then I broke mine up with the end of my knife sometimes it will broke on its own.

You can also just put it in a bowl and have it for a party. It is candy and can be eaten that way.

This is really a pretty addition to any cupcake or cake. I put mine on top of a cheesecake I made for my daughter.

The recipe below is rainbow candy. It has also been called rock candy. I use to make this at Christmas and added it in with the platter of cookies I had made.


Hint:

Silicon mats work great for making candy but at the time I made this candy I didn't have one.


Cake
Cake

Popcorn Glass

The cheesecake below is a cheesecake I made for our daughter for one of her birthdays. She loves cheesecake so that is what I usually make for her.

Cheese Cake
Cheese Cake

Rainbow Candies (Broken Glass)


Here's another recipe I made years ago

RAINBOW CANDIES


1 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar

3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

Assorted food colorings

Oil of cloves

Oil of anise

Oil of Sassafras

Oil of wintergreen

Oil of peppermint

  1. Boil sugar, syrup and water to 300 degrees; divide mixture into five portions, Add 1/2 teaspoon yellow coloring and 1/2 teaspoon oil of cloves to one portion. Using same measurements, add one combination to each of three portions; Pink or red coloring and anise, green coloring and sassafras and blue coloring and wintergreen. To the last portion, add only peppermint flavoring; do not use any coloring.
  2. Pour immediately onto buttered cookie sheet; mark into squares. Usually, some will break, but these add variety. Place into jars or boxes.
  3. Do not try to mail these they will melt I found out the hard way!

You can use any coloring you want and you can use any flavoring. I remember I used strawberry for the red.

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peachpurple 14 months ago from Home Sweet Home

This popcorn candy looks easy to make, thanks


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

CraftytotheCore, Thank you I appreciate you coming by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

tillsontitan, It isn't difficult at all to make and it does look nice on anything sweet. Thanks for the vote, share and pin. Thanks so much for coming by.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you it does look nice on anything it's put on. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the stars, vote, pin and share.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

This is an awesome recipe! I make a cookie with "glass" at Christmas. I have never heard of popcorn glass though. Really neat!


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

How in the world did I miss this one? Popcorn glass? I can't imagine but I know I'd like it. It looks great, it's not too difficult to make (according to your wonderful directions) and I have a feeling it might taste good too!

Thank you for your ever interesting recipe hubs.

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared. Pinned to!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas

This looks easy -- and festive! I think it would be a great idea for Christmas goodies to jazz them up a little more. Of course is't a great idea for any occasion of just for the fun of it too.

Gave you 5 more stars, voted up, useful, interesting and awesome, pinned to my 'Fabulous Deserts' board, and will share!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, The recipe is very simple and easy. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

The popcorn glass is a great idea and the recipe looks fairly simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

Voted up and interesting.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Deborah-Diane, Thank you I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks for the vote.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

Amazing! I don't know how you came up with this recipe, but it looks fabulous. Great idea. Voted up.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

adity5, Your welcome and thanks for stopping by and for sharing.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thanks for the share and for stopping by.


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adity5 3 years ago

Well it looks delicious and worth sharing.

Thanks for the nice ideas !!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Am going to share this recipe so that others can have fun with this. Thanks again!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Traci21, Thank you glad you liked the recipe. It's easy to make. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Traci21 4 years ago from North Carolina

I know what my daughter and I are doing! I love you for this!! ;)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

text123,

Thanks, for stopping by. It is so simple.


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lex123 4 years ago

Looks yummy and simple. Will definitely try it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

I think this such an easy way to show off. Hyphenbird, thanks so much for stopping by.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Popcorn rules! Thanks for the recipe. I am SO making this for Christmas. I can amaze a family member who is a caterer. Insert evil grin here!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

jesusmyjoy, you too.


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jesusmyjoy 4 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

God bless you moonlake


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

jesusmyjoy,

Thank you, for visiting my hub.


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jesusmyjoy 4 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

Hey sounds yummy..thank you for visiting my hubs


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

GmaGoldie,

Thanks, for stopping by and leaving a comment and vote. I/m so glad you enjoyed the hub about Popcorn Glass. It does make cakes and cupcakes pretty or anything you want to put it on and it's eatable.


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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Moonlake,

I have never baked anything with decorative sugar. Wonderful idea! Voted up! You are always wonderful You are motivating me beyond my comfort zone - thank you!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Derdriu, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and thanks for the up votes.


Derdriu 4 years ago

moonlake: Thank you for sharing two such decorative, delicious, fun recipes. Anything involving popcorn is a lifetime favorite with me, and your photos are scrumptiously beautiful!

Voted up, with everything too,

Derdriu


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Movie Master your welcome. Fun to make and easy. Thanks for stopping by.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Gypsy Rose Lee very yummy and pretty. Thanks for stopping by.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi moonlake, this is something competely new and different for me and I will look forward to trying it out, thank you for sharing, best wishes MM


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sounds absolutely yummy! Definetly will try it. Thanks for the idea.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

MarleenB, your welcome and thank you for coming by and checking out my hub. I think so many things can be done with the glass it doesn't have to be popcorn, maybe even candy pieces.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I love this idea! I have never heard of it before now. Just the title alone caught my interest. I am envisioning the many things I'm going to be able to do for the holidays using popcorn glass. Thank you for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

SusieQ42 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Let me know how it turns out if you try it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

leann2800 thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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SusieQ42 4 years ago from Lakeland, FL

This is interesting; I've never heard of it. Maybe I'll give it a try sometime. Thanks for the recipes!


leann2800 4 years ago

This is amazing. I always wanted to know how to do that. Thanks for sharing. The video was helpful also.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

mary615, Thanks checking out my hub. Easy,easy,easy to make.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

How interesting! I'm going to try and make this. Thanks.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Shalini Kagal, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. If I can make it you know it's simple. I'm all about simple.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

kim3003, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. I like it because it can pretty up a baked item.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India

Looks great! And it's sounds so simple - thank you!


kims3003 4 years ago

Love this - its great when I find things I am not familiar with and are new ideas to me as this. Very nice


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

In the rainbow candy it says mark into squares so I guess you could try and mark the popcorn glass and see if they would break into squares. I can't remember for sure but it seems to me I had trouble getting the Rainbow candy to break into squares even after being marked with a knife. I remember them being in jagged pieces.

Thanks ktrapp, for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

I love the random broken shapes, but I am wondering can you shape the "glass" maybe using cookie cutters? The popcorn glass looks like it would make such an interesting decoration for many desserts.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, Thanks for comment. They work great for decorating desserts. My daughter's birthday is next week and she wants a cheese cake so I'm going to decorate her cake with popcorn glass except this time I'm going thinner.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

TattoKitty, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. They are good but they could be even better with a little flavoring in them. I didn't do that because I just wanted them to decorate my cake.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What an interesting hub! Now I know how to make this if I ever wish to impress people with decorative skills of decorating desserts thanks to you. Thanks!


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TattooKitty 4 years ago from Hawaii

Looks pretty AND yummy! Thanks for the great snack idea!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Thank you Patty, It was so simple to make. I don't think it's easy to go wrong with it unless it's burned.

Thanks for leaving comment.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

OMG, like peanut brittle with popcorn! I'm envisioning all kinds of things that could be similar.

A Fantastic Hub!

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