The food scientist shows you how easy it is to make your own rock candy.


  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 cups White Sugar
  • Flavoring and Coloring as desired
  • 2 Pint Jars
  • 2 Clothespins
  • 2 5-inch Skewers
  • Plain White Sugar


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!

Science of Rock Candy - Home & Family

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