Sunday, December 18, 2011

Homemade Rock Candy

Julianna and I mixed up some rock candy syrup this week. There is always some type of experiment or creation sitting on our kitchen counters!

It's 2-3 parts sugar to 1 part water. So 5 cups of water to 10-15 cups of sugar!
Julianna dipped the sticks in water and then rolled them in sugar which is supposed to be a starter for the rocks to form easier around the stick. I mixed the water and sugar in a pot on the stove just till completely dissolved. It was just about to boil but didn't. I let it cool for 10-15 minutes on the counter before pouring into the jars. Then Julianna put her favorite colors into the jars and mixed them in. Afterward we secured the sticks in the center of the jars with clothes pins.

I really hope that they turn out! It should take about a week to grow the rocks.

I'll let you know how it goes! Wish us luck.

1 comment:

  1. They aren't sticking to the sticks very well...
    Everything read they need a good amount of light and a warm spot to help them grow and our windowsill in the kitchen gets neither in the winter months...