You would think that this is easy, and it is, if you don’t overcook it. I have a tendency to want to create suckers (you should see my extensive sucker mold collection), instead of sugar crystals.  So here is how I finally was able to come up with sugar crystals on a stick.  This is way fun and a way to learn patience, especially for the young people who are learning how to make their own sugar crystals.  So here we go to make Sugar Crystals on a stick.

Step 1:

1 cup water
2 ½ cups sugar
Food coloring
Flavor oil ($2 a bottle)
Sauce pan
Tall narrow glass jar (mine used to have hot pickles veggies in it)
Clothes pin
Short skewers (about 6 inches)
Rubber scraper
Lol, befor i read this, i had just blended a tun of sugar into tap water, poured into glass, stuck in &quot;the stick&quot; + 1 overnight... It was terrible<br>But yea this method works great<br>
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<p>awsome i did suger crystals on a stick! </p>
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<p>what if i made it reast in the fridge, or a freezer, or the oven (when its turned off off course)</p>
<p>That'll work for sure or you can just let it sit at room temperature</p>
<p>Instead of stove,can we use oven please? And can we use jelly powder instead of food colouring and, is flavouring optional? I dont have clothespeg so what should i use instead of it?</p>
Thank you! You just explained why the first batch didn't go well. Wish we had seen your instructions first!
<p>Thank you very much, I tried but fail many times, I hope your method will help, please show me how to make them for commercial. Thank you.</p>
Can you help me figure out why whenever I try to make this my syrup hardens the next day after I poured it into my cup. I use a plastic cup is that an issue?
Congratulations, you are making, as my mother called it, &quot; hard tack&quot; candy, or in other words, add sticks and you have suckers. The problem is you are cooking the syrup too long and to, too high a temperature ( problably around 150 degrees C or 300 degrees F , that's called hark crack). You want to desolve the sugar until it won't hold any more, then stop cooking. It is better to use a clear glass jar and then put it in a sunny place. Hope this helps. Thank you for asking.
WOW! I sure wish I had seen this a couple months ago! We attempted to make these for my daughter's science project and it was a complete disaster. We ended up with a super-saturated solution that turned into a huge sugar blob in the jar after 3 days. <br> <br>We'll have to try your method because we really want to make rock candy! Thank you!
Be sure and put the jar in a sunny place, it helps a lot.
Thanks, we will! The ones we made before weren't anywhere near a window!
question: at the time when you remove this , couldnt you coat it in sugar again, and drop that into a new jar that was cooled for stick insertion... maybe a differnt color?
YOu could, I don't see why not. Sounds like an experiment to me. Try it and let me know how it turns out.
cool, you can make small ones to stir in you tea en sweeten it at the same time. worth a shot :D<br>nice work
Yes that would work. Thanks for looking.
I tried this once in college, but didn't seal up the container, and ended up with a jar full of dead ants instead of a tasty treat. :P
I had a problem like that once in Florida. I can smile now, hope you can too. Thanks for looking.

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