Introduction: Stained Glass Jolly Ranchers

Stained glass Jolly Ranchers are the perfect addition to your gingerbread house as windows around the holidays or a decorations around the house or in sweet and sugary baked goods such a sugar cookies. In this turorial we will go over the many uses for stained glass Jolly Ranchers as well as how to prepare it in all these ways. Enjoy!!!


- Jolly Ranchers

- Cookie Sheet

- Parchement paper

- Ziploc Bag(s)

- Crusher

- Old Cookie cutters (optional)

- Nail polish (optional)

- Cookie Dough (optional)

- Metal wire (optional)

Step 1: Prepare Materials

First gather Jolly Ranchers and sort into color piles. Then unwrap as many of each color that you want and place into the bags one for each color. There are 5 colors Grape (Purlpe), Blue Raspberry (Blue), Cherry (Red), Green Apple (Green), Watermelon (Light Red-ish pink). I didn't use and pink.

Step 2: Crush.

Using a fork (preferably a meat tenderizer which I di not have on hand) crush each bag of candies until they are small pebble sized pieces. The smaller the faster they will melt.

Step 3: Preaheat Oven to 290

Step 4: Prepare for the Oven

First lay a sheet of parachement paper on your cookie sheet the place old metal cookie cutters or if using cookie dough first cook the dough half way before using as a mold for the candies. Make sure to use metal cookie cutters, plastic will turn into a puddle along with the Jolly Ranchers. Then fill the mold you use with the crushed Jolly Ranchers. You can make solid colors, tye-dye, or any other pattern.

Step 5: Into the Oven

Put in the oven and let sit for 3-4 minutes. This time may vary depending on how finely you crushed the Jolly Ranchers.

Step 6: Cool

When melted take out of the oven and let first sit for a minute on the counter then put in the freezer for 2 minutes to harden.

Step 7: Warning!!!

If you had wanted to remove it from the cookie cutter it may be to lateand i'm sorry. Before putting the candy into the cookie cutter you should have greased the cookie cutter. If you were making cookies skip this.

Step 8: Finish

If you would like this as an air freshener and to last cover with clear nail polish. To make it an air freshener leave it open in some sections to allow the smell to get out. Then attach metal wire to the top to hang it in either your car or in your home. THIS WILL ATRACT ANTS. so don't keep for a long time unless you sealed it.

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