Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rock Candy

We took a trip to the East Coast this summer.  At almost every boardwalk store there was salt water taffy, fudge and rock candy.  We had always talked about making rock candy and this summer we did.

Super easy. All you need is

1 cup of water
3 cups of sugar
small cups
clothes pins
food coloring (optional)

Heat the cup of water over the stove and start adding the sugar.  Add small amounts at a time and keep stirring.  Eventually you will get it all dissolved.

Next dip the sticks in the sugar solution, dip in some sugar and let dry.  This will help the crystallization process.

Pour the sugar solution into small cups and all food coloring if you want to add some color.  I was thinking about adding some extracts next time for flavor - vanilla, orange, mint.

Let it cool.  Clip the sticks to clothes pins so the stick is hanging freely in the cup (not touching the sides or the bottom).

Then wait.  We kept our on the counter for two weeks.  Try not to disturb them, but occasionally my kids would take them out to look and taste them.

Super easy, naturally gluten free and the kids loved them.


The Un-Gluten Guy

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