How to make it

  • Pour the sugar into the jar.
  • Then pour in the boiling water slowly. Dip the knife in the water and stir well. Keep adding the hot water slowly and stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Tie your weight to one end of the string and tie the other end around the pencil.
  • Put the pencil across the top of the jar and roll the string around the pencil until the weight is almost touching the bottom of the jar.
  • Put the uncovered jar in a warm place and leave it alone for 2 to 3 days.
  • Crystals will start growing on the string, on the jar and also on the surface of the sugar solution.
  • Break up the crust each day so that the water can evaporate.
  • When the water evaporates from the jar, more crystals will grow.
  • When all the water has evaporated, you can eat the rock candy.
  • Pull up on the pencil to remove the rock candy from the jar.
  • With scissors, cut the weight and the pencil from the string.
  • You can break off the little pieces of candy or eat the whole thing like a lollipop.

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  • sas 15 years ago
    Memories like the corners of my mind................
    Oh did I love this special treat that my Mother would allow once a year. Thank you, Thank You~Sas
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This is great. Rock candy is hard to find around here.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I wish I had found your recipe last year. I made a bunch of Rock Candy for a friend because he had been given some licorice-flavored rock candy that was black in color. I couldn't find any online so I tried making it. (Add annise to the basic recipe for the licorice flavor and black food coloring.) Well I didn't follow your instructions and followed someone else's and ended up with a jar filled with a solid mass of Rock Candy. So, thank you, yes thank you for the proper directions which I will follow! THANK YOU!
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    " It was excellent "
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