Candy Crystals

READY IN: 15mins


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 12
    cup water
  • 2 14
    cups sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon royal blue gel food coloring (Also can use Regal Purple and Leaf Green)
  • 1
    tablespoon lemon extract
  • 12
    ounce gold edible dust to decorate candy


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, stir to combine the water, light corn syrup and sugar. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan, bring mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until thermometer reads 290 degrees F.  Remove saucepan from heat and let cool until the bubbling has stopped. Carefully add the food coloring and whisk until completely combined.
  • Pour the candy in a layer onto the prepared baking sheet and shake the pan gently so that the candy is in an even thin layer. Let cool completely at room temperature until hardened, about 3-4 hours and up to overnight.
  • Use a towel to protect your hands and break the candy into different sizes pieces, about 1-2 inches. Dip the tip of a small brush into the lemon extract, then coat in gold dust. Brush onto edges to accent the candy with gold dust.