How to Make Rock Candy
Have you always wanted to make your own rock candy but don't know where to start? This tutorial will show you how easy it is!
Makes: 5 candies Prep Time: 30 mins Rest Time: 6 days
Ingredients + Equipment Needed:
-5 wooden skewers -5 mason jars (16 oz.) -5 clothespins or chip clips -4 cups water -10 cups granulated sugar -Food coloring
Why Make Rock Candy?
Submerge skewers in water, coat them in sugar, & set out to dry.
Attach clothespin or chip clip to top of skewers & balance over tops of jars. Be sure skewer is hanging 1" from bottom of jar.
Bring water to a boil. Add sugar 1 cup at a time, stirring & letting fully dissolve before adding more.
Let mixture simmer for 5 minutes before removing from heat. Let mixture rest off the heat for about 15 minutes.
Divide sugar solution amongst prepared jars. Stir in food coloring. Place skewers into solution. Try not to move jars once skewers are in.
Wait! Crystals will star forming on your skewer within a day, but it will take 6-7 days for rock candy to fully form.
When rock candy is fully formed, break sugar crust on top of jar and carefully remove sticks.
Enjoy your rock candy! Eat it as a sweet treat, give it as gifts, or use it as party decor.