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Rock Candy

Make your own homemade rock candy with this easy recipe!
Servings 12 Rock Candy Sticks


  • 12 6-inch Wooden Skewers
  • 10 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 cups Warm Water
  • Food Coloring, if desired
  • 1 dram Candy Flavoring, if desired
  • 6 Quart-Sized Mason Jars
  • 12 Clothespins


  • Soak sticks briefly in water and roll in sugar to coat. Allow to dry completely.
  • Add warm water to a large saucepan. Stir in sugar until no more will dissolve.
  • Place the saucepan on the stove, and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Add remaining sugar and any additional sugar as needed until you reach a fully saturated solution and no more sugar will dissolve. Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the mason jars and add food coloring and/or candy flavoring as desired.
  • Add two sugared sticks to each jar, making sure that the sticks don't touch the jar or each other. Use clothespins to hold the sticks in place as needed.
  • Place the jars in a warm and undisturbed location. Wait for 5-10 days until crystals are fully formed. Remove the sticks from the jar and enjoy.