Rock Candy

Rock Candy

Updated 4/14/21

Rock Candy
Rock Candy

"Making rock candy is a fun science experiment to do with the kids, and the finished rock candy sticks make great party favors or gifts! Make this rock candy recipe in a mason jar so you can watch the crystal growth each day. Homemade rock candy is not only a sweet treat, it's a great learning experiment kids and adults can do together. Keep your spoils, or save them for goody bags at birthday parties, include with a Valentine card, or attach to the top of a Christmas present. "

Cooking Vessel SizeGlass Jars, Wooden Skewers, Bakers Twine, Straws


  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 teaspoon Flavoring Oil or Extract
  1. Add sugar and water to a pan and heat over high heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a rolling boil. Be careful not to boil it too long or the candy will start to harden. Keep stirring!

  2. Remove from heat and keep stirring until all of the sugar granules have dissolved. The mixture will suddenly get clearer when this happens.

  3. Visit for full printable recipe.

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