An edible candy seashell that looks realisitc and tastes great.

Edible Sugar Seashells

These are mini candy recipe in seashell shapes for a summer dessert decorations or toppings.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 drops white food coloring


  1. In a medium saucepan with a candy thermometer attached to the side, (not touching bottom) add sugar, water, and corn syrup to the pan and stir.

  2. Turn stovetop to medium heat and bring mixture to a slight simmer. Carefully watch temperature as it cooks. Bring mixture to 200 degrees, then slightly raise temperate to medium-medium high heat (slightly above medium).

    Carefully monitor temperature, bring mixture up to 300 degrees. Once it hits 300 degrees, which may take 15-20 minutes remove from heat and immediately add food coloring. Stir food coloring carefully, it will be very hot.

  3. Immediately pour into molds. I use oven mitts to handle and pour into small heatproof silicone cups to hep pour into molds without making too much of a mess.

    Once poured into molds I place in freezer for about 15 minutes to cool and set.

  4. Brush the shells with confectioners sugar once cooled to prevent sticking.