old fashioned rock candy

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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!!!!

★★★★★ 4
serves grandchildren
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For old fashioned rock candy

  • 6 c
  • 3 c
  • 3/4 tsp
    cream of tartar

How To Make old fashioned rock candy

  • 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!!!