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Christmas Rock Candy
Debbie is making a retro candy classic – Rock Candy, inspired by the new Hallmark Channel original “Christmas Comes Twice.”
Christmas Rock Candy
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
Candy
Seasonal Event:
Christmas
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • Flavoring and coloring as desired
  • 2-pint jars
  • 2 clothespins
  • 2 5-inch skewers
  • Plain white sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil.
  • When it is bubbling, lower the heat and begin to stir in the sugar (1/2 cup at a time).
  • When all the sugar is dissolved turn off the heat and allow it to cool for 15 minutes while you prepare the jars and skewers.
  • Wet the skewers with water and then sprinkle plain sugar all around.
  • Let this sugar dry and set while the solution cools.
  • When the solution is ready, pour it into the empty jars.
  • Pinch the skewers with clothespins and lower them into the jars, using the clothespins to keep them from touching the bottom.
  • Wait for crystals to begin growing, anywhere from one to 10 days.
  • When ready, remove the crystal from solution and hang it to dry in an empty jar, then eat when ready!

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