Updated: May 21
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we spend precious time with friends and family. Most of that time is spent indulging in comfort food and long awaited sweets. Each year my Mom creates fudge, cookies, and other decadent desserts. There is one in particular that over shadows the rest.
Christmas glass candy, aka "crack," is a hard cinnamon candy that resembles stained glass. This was my first year actually making my own batch (under my Mom's watchful eyes). Mom has made glass candy since she learned the recipe in high school. The recipe isn't necessarily a secret but not something I don't want to share with the whole world, so I won't be posting the exact steps. Mom's candy is so popular, I always get the question; "did your mom make that candy this year?" The answer is always yes.
I am going to share part of the process, because I wanted to document our Christmas tradition. My favorite part of this candy, other than eating it, is the smell fills up the whole house. No more stuffy nose! Seriously, this stuff will burn your eye balls out of your head when pouring it. After letting the candy harden, it has to be broken with a hammer. Never bite the bigger pieces! Once broken into bite size pieces, they are then added to a bag of powder sugar. The powder sugar keeps the candy from sticking to it's self and why not more sugar. Friends and coworkers have named this crack because of the addictiveness and the powder sugar coating.
Just look how pretty this stuff is, and it tastes so good! I will continue this delicious tradition for years to come. This is no time for diets in my house as you can tell.
From mine to yours, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!