Recipe for Rock Candy

United States
December 10, 2006 9:30am CST
Ever make homemade rock candy? Well here is your opportunity. I have friends in Holland who love this stuff and will be making a batch especially with them in mind. Enjoy! : ) Ingredients: 1 1/2 C. water 6 C. sugar 3 pieces of string 6 inches long food coloring candy flavoring Instructions: Bring 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.
6 responses
• United States
12 Dec 06
I have never made rock candy. I have not even had it in ages. Thanks for the receipe.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
Thank you for the rating and great receipes.
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• United States
17 Dec 06
Hope they turn out as well for you as they did for me. I am going to try this one today!
• United States
17 Dec 06
It did. Thanks. And, thanks for the rating too. God bless you.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Thanks for the recipe. Boy, you must love to make candies.
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• United States
11 Dec 06
I have always loved making food for others. I know that when I give candy or cookies as a gift, they never go to waste.
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I have a recipe for this but this one sounds better and shorter.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thanks for the reminder. When I was young a neighbor gave me the recipe. I made it for my mother and suprised her on her birthday. She didn't believe I made it because I had kept it a secret for her birthday. So I started making it every now and then. It was my mothers favorite candy when she was little.
@craftwave (1339)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I've made rock candy before when my girls were ittle. I wonder if this will work with splenda since it is made from sugar cane? I'll have to try and see what happens.
@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I haven't had rock candy in years! Now I'm gonna have to make some soon! thank you so much for this easy recipe!