Looking for easy, inexpensive and fun wedding DIY wedding favors that will put a big, happy smile on your guests’ faces? Make your own sea glass candy! You can make any flavor you want. Place them inside a pretty tin, tie with a ribbon – and you have a wonderful thank-you treat for your wedding guests.
To be honest, this was my first attempt EVER at making candy – and it was a breeze!
These candies aren’t only easy – they’re super tasty too. My husband and kids gobbled down the rootbeer candies so fast I didn’t even have time place them inside a favor tin to snap a photo!
These would be perfect for a beach wedding – or any wedding near the water.
(Sidenote: I have a serious, ever-deepening obsession with sea glass … the kind you collect from the beach, not the kind you eat – although that could become a habit. Come on over and check out my sea glass collecting blog.)
DIY Wedding Favors: Sea Glass Candy Recipe
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 – 1 tsp. flavoring oil (I used raspberry and rootbeer but you can use any flavor you want!)
- Icing sugar (to coat cooled candy)
Grease a cookie sheet or cake pan with butter.
Pour granulated sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
Without stirring, boil the mixture until a candy thermometer reads between 300 and 310 degrees. (This will take about 30 minutes.) Drop a small amount into ice water. If it separates into brittle strands its ready.
Remove from heat and let boiling subside.
Measure flavoring oil and pour into candy mixture. Also add food coloring if desired. Blend with a wooden spoon. (You’ll notice that it will get really steamy for a few seconds.)
Pour onto greased cookie sheet or cake pan. Let cool. (I put mine in the fridge)
Cover hardened candy with parchment paper and tap with a mallet to shatter candy into small pieces.
Use a basting brush and coat candy pieces with icing sugar.
Place into favor tins. (I lined the inside with a cupcake liner.) Tie with ribbon and adhere labels.