Candy – Blood Slide – Bloody Glass Shard Candy

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Blood Slide – Bloody Glass Shard Candy

Step 1: Ingredients and Recipe

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tbs water
  • red food dye
  • bamboo skewer or tooth pic

Step 2: Bring Sugar Mixture to a Boil

Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 2 Tbs water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Don’t stir, but occasionally wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent crystals from forming; boil until mixture turns golden, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 3: Pour Sugar Out into Sheets

Line a few baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. (Cut it down to better fit the pan, it will make it easier to remove.

Pour the melted sugar mixture in a line down the center of the pan.  Using the back of a serving spoon or metal table spoon, spread sugar into a thin flat sheet.  Glass slides are pretty thin, so the thinner the better.  It will also be easier to cut in the next steps.

Drip one very small drop of red food color.  WARNING HERE if your pan it not level or you tile the pan the food color will run.

Once you have the mixture spread into a flat sheet, let it cool and harden for 5-10 minutes.  Once the mixture is hard, pull it away from the mat or parchment.  If its super thin, try not to crack it.

Step 4: Cut Sheets into Slides

Place the blade of a large knife directly into your burner to heat.  If you have an electric stove, you can use a lighter.  Once the blade is hot, begin to cut your sheets of sugar into strips.  Cut edges to be the length of a real slide.  Its good to have a glass slide to use as a template.

This step can be a bit annoying.  Don’t worry if you break a few, it happens.  Reheat the blade for each cut.  Between each cut, wash your blade off with water to keep the sugar from burning to your blade.  I don’t suggest using your best knife, since this heating and cooling isn’t the best treatment for your chef’s blade.  If the edges are really rough, dip your finger and water and smooth them out.

Lay your cut slides on your baking tray and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

These are VERY Fragile so be careful.  Worse case scenario you end up with bloody shards of glass.

 

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Homemade Air Freshners

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The total time it takes to make is about five to six (5-6) minutes and then twenty-four (24) hours to solidify. (I saw this on facebook, I have had these in the past and they work AMAZING!)
Materials & Equipment:
• Three (3) to four (4) jars, capable of holding 1/2-cup of fluid each. I used four (4) clean and recycled baby food jars, and each jar holds 1/2-cup of mixture.
• Food Coloring
• Essential Oil or Room Fragrance drops (Can be purchased at a craft store, but I found one on sale for $2 at Wal-mart.)
• Two (2) cups of water, divided into two 1-cup amounts
• Four (4) envelopes unflavored gelatin (one 1-oz box)
• One (1) tablespoon of salt
• Kitchen equipment such as a whisk, a pan to boil the water and spoons (plastic or metal) to mix the concoction

Prepare:
• Pour a few drops of food coloring of your choice into each jar.
• Next, pour one (1) teaspoon (minimum) of essential oil into each jar. You may want to add more if you desire a stronger scent emanating from the end result. I did not use more than two teaspoons and was pleased with the one teaspoon result.

Boil and Mix: • Bring one (1) cup of water to a boil.
• Add all four (4) envelopes of gelatin into the boiling water and whisk until dissolved. (I estimate it dissolved in about a minute.)
• After the gelatin dissolves, add the remaining cup of water and then the salt.
• After the salt dissolves, remove the pan from the heat and pour into the prepared jars. Try pouring the mixture into the jars within a few minutes of removing the pan off of the heat.
• NOTE: Please be careful as the mixture will be very hot! My husband held the pot with a steady hand for the photo. However the second time I did this by myself, I made a mess everywhere and spilled the gelatin mixture on the counter. You may want to use a funnel to put the gelatin mixture in the jars.
• I used a broken clothespin to stir the gelatinous combination, but suggest using plastic spoons. Use them quickly as the heat from the water could make them melt slightly.
Let the now fragrant gel mix solidify at room temperature for at least 24-hours.
Can you believe that’s it?

The scent and solid mixture will disintegrate over time. The one in my car has lasted over a month. The one in my bathroom has lasted over a month but probably will be ready to clean out in another week. I estimate that one jar would last from four to six (4-6) good weeks of scent dispersion. Make sure the lid is off the container to enjoy!