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Assyrian Sugar Cubes (Shachar D'Shlama)

These Assyrian sugar cubes are perfect to serve with Middle Eastern tea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: side, Snack
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 1 16 oz container
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 drops vanilla
  • 2 drops food coloring (optional)


  • Stir sugar, water, vanilla, and food coloring, if using, in a small pot. Bring to a boil, over low to medium heat. Attach a candy thermometer inside of the pot.
  • Continue to boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches "hard-crack" stage (305 F/ 155 C). This should take approximately 10 minutes, depending on your flame or temperature setting.
  • Pour in a pie tin and cool completely. Upon hardening, the sugar mold will easily snap out of the pan. Use sugar nippers to cut into cubes, or break off chunks by hand. 
  • Serve with tea and allow them to melt in your mouth as you sip your tea.


If you like your sugar cubes thicker, just double the recipe!


Serving: 1sugar cube | Calories: 12kcal