Rock Candy

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

Making rock candy in a glass



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Rock Candy

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • A saucepan to boil the mixture in
  • Food dye
  • Vanilla flavoring
  • Bamboo skewers
  • 2-3 Jam jars or tall glasses
  • Kitchen towel
  • Clothes pegs

  1. Dampen the bamboo skewers and roll in some sugar (leave these to completely dry)
  2. Bring 500ml of water to the boil
  3. Mix in 375g of sugar
  4. Mix in a small amount of vanilla flavoring and food colouring
  5. Allow to cool, then pour in the jars/glasses
  6. Poke a hole through some kitchen towel with the clean end of a bamboo skewer, then place a clothes peg around it
  7. Slowly lower the bamboo skewer into a jar/glass, making sure it doesn’t touch the sides / bottom
  8. Adjust the peg so the skewer sits nicely, then leave for a week or two

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