Rock Candy

I posted this last year during my Christmas baking, but just thought it deserved its own post.

This is one of the recipes I remember from my childhood and I will probably always make it. It just isn’t Christmas without it.

Rock Candy


1 cup water
3 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
5 drops food coloring
1 Tablespoon flavor extract *OR* 1 teaspoon flavor oil (I used cinnamon)
Powdered sugar
Candy thermometer

1) Sprinkle powdered sugar lightly on rimmed cookie sheet and set aside.

2) Mix water, sugar, and corn syrup in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

3) Boil without stirring until temperature reaches 325 degrees (Fahrenheit). Use candy thermometer to keep track of temp.

4) Remove from heat and add color and flavor. Once boiling has stopped pour mixture onto cookie sheet. Let  cool and harden.

5) Break into pieces.



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