We had so much fun!
In a weird chain of events, I decided to use Kool-aid to flavor and color the rock candy.
Best idea ever! It was the most sumptuous rock candy I have ever had.
Rock candy is EXTREMELY easy to make, it just requires a lot of patience.
To get started, you will need:
- 3 pkg Kool-Aid
- 12-18 cups of sugar
- 6 cups water
- any color professional decorating food coloring
- a large pot
- a funnel
- 8-12 bottles or glasses
- 8-12 clothespins
- 8-12 wooden sucker sticks
Once you have gathered your supplies and ingredients,
wet down the end of the sucker sticks & roll them in sugar to coat.
This gives the dissolved sugar something to adhere to.
Use the clothespins to position the sticks where you would like them. They will hold them in place.
You can buy Old Fashioned Candy Sticks from Etsy.
I bought the bottles from Specialty Bottle for an awesome price.
Make sure that the bottles are clean, very clean and free of residue.
Over the stove, pour the water into the pot. Add a cup of sugar. Stirring constantly.
Keep adding sugar until you are at a 2:1-3:1 ratio of sugar & water.
You ALWAYS want to make sure you have enough sugar.
Just keep adding sugar until the water can’t take anymore. What I mean is, it will develop a white cloudy surface to it.
After you remove the mixture from the stove, you can add the Kool-Aid. You will need 3 packages of Kool-Aid.
We chose 3 different flavors.
You can also add food coloring to make them prettier.
The Kool-Aid does actually flavor AND color the candy but especially with the pink,
the color can fade quite a bit by the time the candy is done.
Use the funnel to carefully pour the mixture evenly into bottles.
Then very carefully place the sugar-coated sticks back into the bottles.
Place them on a windowsill with lots of light. Don’t let them get to cold because it will take longer, if it works at all…
Let them rest for 7 days and gradually watch them grow.
It really is so exciting to watch!
and it is very easy-peezy :)
Now go try this with your kids!
Thanks for stopping by,
I hope to see you again soon!