‘Breaking Bad’: How to make blue ‘meth’ candy for your finale party
AMC’s “Breaking Bad” is coming to an end Sunday and the perfect way to send off Walter White and five seasons of crazy, violent whoa-did-that-just-happen plot twists is with some blue “meth” candy. And when we say “meth” candy, we’re not talking actual drugs. Just some harmless, sweet shards of hard candy.
These little bags of candy are a great party favor for your “Breaking Bad” series finale parties. The sweet only takes five ingredients and about 20 minutes to make. Oh, and there’s no need for a hazmat suit or a gas mask.
Recipe adapted from the Sugar Hero! blog
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp raspberry flavoring extract
1 drop blue gel food coloring
1. Line a baking sheet with foil, then spray the foil with nonstick spray
2. In a medium sauce pan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup and turn the stove on to medium high heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil and stop stirring. Wet a brush and use it to brush down the sides of the pan. Insert a candy thermometer.
3. Cook the mixture until the temperature reaches 285 to 290 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pan from the heat and remove the candy thermometer. Let the mixture stand until all of the bubbles have stopped forming at the top of the surface.
4. Add in your flavoring and food coloring and stir.
5. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet and lift the pan to one side, then the other to even out the mixture. It does not have to be perfectly even and it’s OK to have holes in the candy. Let the candy cool to room temperature.
6. Once the candy has cooled, use the back of a spoon or another tool to break up the candy. Once the candy is broken up, it’s ready to eat or place in little plastic baggies.
*Note: The color of the candy will change depending on how much food coloring you use and which color.
Video by Stacey Leasca