I love rock candy. It looks beautiful whether you use it as fun party decoration or as classy wedding decorations, it always seems to draw attention.
I just don't have 7 days to wait for rock candy crystals to form so I came up with this super quick, super fun, rock candy recipe. Here it is:
FAST ROCK CANDY CRYSTALS
Super for decorating cakes, cup cakes, for colorful party table decorations and instant swizzle sticks.
2 cups sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp. flavored oil Food coloring of choice
1. Cook the first 3 ingredients over low heat, stirring continuously until sugar is dissolved and reach approximately 300 degrees. Remove from heat then add food flavoring oil and food coloring.
2. Pour quickly onto greased cookie sheet. Cool down and cut into small pieces or break if you want uneven pieces.
Flavored oil can be any flavor desired and you can add different food colorings to individual batches.
INSTANT ROCK CANDY SWIZZLE STICKS
If you want to put the broken crystals on a stick to make rock candy swizzle sticks:
Wet a wooden stick by dipping it into cooked sugar syrup (same as you’ve made for step one of the rock candy recipe, just make far less and leave it clear) now roll the wooden stick in the broken crystals, let it dry, wet again by drizzling a bit of sugar syrup on this time and roll in the crystals, repeat the process until you have the desired result.
TRADITIONAL ROCK CANDY
There is the traditional way of making rock candy that takes a few days, where you wait for the crystals to form naturally, it is a fun chemistry process but very time consuming.
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