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from US 1 1/2 cups water 6 cups sugar 3 6-inch lengths of string food coloring (optional) candy flavoring (optional)* *carried by a lot of grocery stores, near baking aisle with candy-making, cake decorating supplies Bring the water to a boil in the saucepan. Remove from heat and 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 a tsp. of candy flavoring into each jar. Tie each length of string around a pencil. Lay one string on top of each jar so the strings hand down into 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.

Rock Candy


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from US

1 1/2 cups water
6 cups
sugar
3 6-inch lengths of string
food coloring (optional)
candy flavoring (optional)*

*carried by a lot of grocery stores, near
baking aisle with candy-making,
cake decorating supplies

Bring the water to a
boil in the saucepan. Remove from heat and
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 a tsp. of candy flavoring into each jar. Tie each length of string around a pencil. Lay one string on top of each jar so the strings hand down into 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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