Rock Candy is so very, very easy to make. Family members, friends, and co-workers will love you when you make rock candy. Pictured above is root beer flavored rock candy. This is one of those recipes where adding different flavors (peppermint, orange, Licorice) you get the picture on all the different flavors. Making root beer flavored makes the simple syrup turn dark brown. I have made some beautiful colored rock candy, by adding liquid food coloring.
So far three sandwich bags of this rock candy has went out the door, just by friends stopping by. One piece is not enough. Time to make rock candy.
Need: 15 x 10 x 1 pan lined with foil, candy thermometer, butter.
Line your pan with the foil. Butter the top of the foil. This help release the rock candy.
Ingredients: 1 Cup water, 3 3/4 Cups sugar, 1 1/4 Cups corn syrup light, 1 teaspoon food coloring liquid.
In heavy sauce pan add water, sugar, corn syrup, food coloring. Bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar.
Without stirring cook mixture until candy thermometer reads 300 degree. (hard crack stage). Remove from heat and add candy flavoring.
Pour into pan immediately. Cool for at least an hour. Break into pieces.
TIP: Use even the smallest crumbs to sprinkle over frosted cup cakes etc.
TIP 2: Sprinkle both sides of candy with powdered sugar.
Rock Candy poured and cooling in pan.
Here the rock candy has been peeled off the foil and is ready to be broken into pieces.