OLD FASHIONED ROCK CANDY

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

This was fun and so easy to make.
Grandma lived on a farm, and had to make her own candy...to give to us grandchildren,when we visited.
She would also make her own
"sugar nipples" for when the babies cried.
A homemade pacifier!
She wet the corner of a hankie, dipped it in sugar,twisted it , tied a not and let the crying baby suck on it!!! It always worked!!
Talk about a sugar high!!!!


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
grandchildren
Prep Time:

Ingredients

6 c
sugar
3 c
water
3/4 tsp
cream of tartar


Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, cook all above ingredients quickly without stirring to 290F.
Pour quickly into a grease square pan.
Chill until firm.
Turn out of pan, and crack into desired pieces.
Yield: 2 pounds.
2
Be sure you have a good dentist available in a couple years!!!

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  • Comments

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    Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Dec 18, 2011
    THANK YOU Nancy!!! I've been lookin for this recipe forever to make with my daughter!! I'm making it tonight in a different colors for her to take to her friends at school for Christmas!!
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    Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Dec 18, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Kelley Goins kgoins - Dec 18, 2011
    Question: can I put in flavoring like peppermint, chocolate, or anything like that? I want to experiment
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    Candy Hummer nvmommyx6 - Dec 18, 2011
    I'll bet a lil extract would be fine, I'm putting in a lil coloring!
    I know when my grandmother made it she did peppermint!
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    Kelley Goins kgoins - Dec 18, 2011
    that's kinda what I am thinking. I'll try this week and post results.