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Making Rock Candy ~ Your Best Weekly


  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 cups granulated sugar
  • 15-20 drops food color
  • 4-8 wooden skewers


  • Bring water to a boil
  • Start adding sugar- 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Stir in sugar until it no longer dissolves. The more you add the longer it will take to dissolve. Be patient & try to get as much as you can in there.
  • Take your skewer & dip it in the sugar liquid & then roll in granulated sugar to coat. Stick in plastic cup & attach a clothespin to it to keep it suspended in the middle of the cup.
  • Remove your liquid from heat & allow to cool completely. This is very important.
  • Fill your cups with the liquid- with this recipe you should get about 2 plastic cups worth.
  • Add your food color- & stir. Put in more than you think you might need- if you want the colors vibrant. I also used the Neon shades of food color for mine instead of the standard colors.
  • Set somewhere where they can be left alone for a week. Wait patiently. It will take about 3 days for small crystals to form & about 7 days to get them large enough to enjoy.
  • You will notice that the liquid will crystallize on the top& bottom of cup too. You should be able to watch the process as they grow.
  • When you are ready to remove- gently break the top layer. Remove skewer & leave hanging into another cup until dry.
  • Once dry they are ready to eat.


This recipe first posted here on Kleinworth & Co. www.kleinworthco.com