How To Make Your Own Rock Candy

Ingredients

1 Glass jar or drinking glass
1 piece cotton string
1 Pencil or stick
1 Paper clip
1 Food coloring (optional)
1 cup Water
2 cups Sugar
Additional sugar

Preparation

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Tie a short piece of cotton string to the middle of the pencil or stick.
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Attach a paper clip to the end of the string for a weight.
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Moisten the string very lightly, and roll in a bit of sugar (this will
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"attract" the sugar crystals from the syrup to the string). Place the pencil or stick over the top of the glass or jar with the string hanging down inside.
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Heat the water to boiling, and dissolve the 2 cups of sugar into it. For the biggest crystals FAST, heat the sugar-water solution a SECOND time, and dissolve as much additional sugar as you can into it. Add a few drops of food coloring to the solution if you want colored candy.
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Pour the solution into the prepared glass or jar and leave undisturbed for a couple of days. Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few days.

 



Yield:

1.0 servings

Added:

Friday, December 4, 2009 - 2:54am

Creator:

Anonymous

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