Rock Candy Recipe

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Rock Candy

Penny Hall


A nostalgic type candy.

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3 jars
50 Min


1 1/2 c. water
6 c. sugar
3 pieces of string 6 inches long
food coloring
candy flavoring


1Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 3 cups of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Slowly add the remaining sugar, reheating the water if necessary.

When all the sugar has dissolved, pour the mixture into 3 heat proof jars or glasses. Stir 3 drops of liquid food color and 1/2 t. of flavoring into each jars.

Tie a piece of string around a pencil. Lay the pencil over the rim of the jar so that the string is dangling in the glass, into the liquid.

Crystals will begin to form in a hour and continue for several days.

If a layer forms on the surface of the jar, break it. When the liquid has evaporated completely the candy is ready.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #desserts