Rock Candy

Recipe by troyh
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
YIELD: 3 jars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups water
  • 6
    cups sugar, divided
  • food coloring (optional)
  • candy flavoring
  • 3
    lengths of string (6-inch)
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DIRECTIONS

  • * Candy flavoring is carried by a lot of grocery stores, near the baking aisle with candy-making and cake decorating supplies.
  • Bring the water to a boil in the saucepan.
  • Remove from heat; add 3 cups of sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  • Slowly add the remaining sugar, reheating the water if necessary.
  • When all the sugar is dissolved, pour the mixture into 3 heat proof jars or glasses.
  • Stir 3 drops of liquid food coloring and 1/2 teaspooon candy flavoring into each jar.
  • Tie each length of string around a pencil.
  • Lay one string on top of each jar so the strings hang down into the liquid.
  • Crystals will begin to form in 1 hour, and continue to solidify for several days.
  • If a layer forms on the surface of the jar, break it.
  • When liquid completely evaporates, candy is ready.
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