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The American English term 'molasses' translates to 'dark treacle' in British English. Dried molasses, at least that which I am familiar with, is sulphered blackstrap molasses (the darkest, most bitter variety) and typically used as animal feed or as a soil amendment. If you can't find dark treacle and your recipe calls for white sugar substitute golden ...
Use honey instead, it's not worth it.
Using melted hard candy, you are at the mercy of the ingredients of the hard candy manufacturer. I like to make my own sugar glass. Here is my recipe for sugar glass: 1 C Water 1.75 C Sugar .5 C Corn Syrup - the clearer the better .25 t Cream of Tartar I always supplement it with cream of tartar and corn syrup. The cream of tartar stabilizes the ...
You should try making them with isomalt instead of table sugar. It is often used for decorative sugar work, for many reasons, but structural stability is one of them.
I don't consider ExpertChef's answer directly applicable, but it shows an interesting experiment possibility. It could be that glueing a tough, flexible film to your sugar windows will absorb some physical tension or jolting effects, and/or prevent drying out which leads to cracking. (The second shouldn't be a problem with traditional hard candy, but we ...
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