Recipe for Rock Candy
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.
• 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.