Rock Candy

Recipe by MrsNestleroad
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 2-3 cups


  • 1 34
    cups sugar
  • 12
    cup water
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 4 -5
    drops food coloring (any color)
  • 14 - 1
    teaspoon flavoring oil (any flavor)


  • In a medium-size heavy saucepan combine sugar, water, light corn syrup and salt, and Stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Cover pan and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Remove lid and insert a candy thermomater and cook until temperature reaches 250 degrees F.
  • Add food coloring, stirring with metal spoon until thoroughly mixed.
  • Continue cooking until the temperature reaches hard crack, or 300 degrees F.
  • Remove pan from heat and let it cool about 3 minutes, then add flavoring oil, and mix it very well.
  • Cover the pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the candy into greased molds (for lollypops) or a marble slab or into a greased shallow pan.
  • As soon as it is cool enough to handle, cut into squares with scissors or roll into balls or shapes.
  • Or, another option is to let the candy cool completely, then break the candy into bite-sized pieces with a cleaned hammer or the blunt end of a butter knife.