Looking for something sugary to satisfy your sweet tooth, and at the same time have something fun to fill your time? Then try growing your own rock candy! Often times seen at carnivals, fairs, or theme parks, this sucker will not only taste great, but you'll learn something in the process as well. Once you try it, and you decide you want to branch out, try some new flavors! It does take 3 to 5 days to grow, but the end result is a delicious treat that you can impress your friends with!
Step 1: Ingredients
I guarantee you have all the ingredients needed to grow your own rock candy at your home already. If you decide to get a little more experimental, you may want to take a trip to your local grocery store, they'll have everything you need!
1 Cup of Water
3 Cups of Sugar (not powdered, but then again I haven't tried it.)
1 Wooden Skewer (also known as a brochette in the cooking world.)
If you don't have one, a piece of string and a paper clip will work.
1 Clothespin (I needed two because my glass had a wider rim than I expected)
If you don't have a clothespin, a paper clip will work. Or if you're using a string then a toothpick would work.
1 Pan or Pot, and a stove
Fork or Wooden Spoon
1 Tall glass (A regular dinner glass will work, but do not use plastic or paper)
Those are all the ingredients you really need. I used some other things as well, but that is because I had done it once before and wanted to try some new things.
1 Cookie sheet
2 Tablespoons of Vanilla