Boil the 1 cup of water
Twist a piece of cotton string around the middle of the stick. It should be long enough so that when the stick is placed over the top of the glass the string will hang just short of the bottom
Wet the string with a water and roll it in the sugar.
Lay the stick over the top of the glass jar so that the string hangs down inside the jar, but doesn't touch the bottom of the jar
When the water has started boiling, remove it from the heat and let the water settle
Stir in the sugar 1/2 cup at a time continue adding it until it starts collecting at the bttom of the pot n will not dissolve even when u stir. Ths will tke a while n a good bit of sugar but not a lot
If you want to add flavoring or color, stir it in now.
Pour the sugary syrup solution into the glass until it is about 1 inch from the top.
Place the pencil over the jar and allow the string to dangle into the solution. Don't let the string settle on the bottom or sides of the glass.
Place the glass somewhere where it can sit for a while undisturbed (but do not refrigerate it). After a day or so, you should start to see crystal growth forming on the string.
Leave the string in the solution until the crystals are big enough for your liking or they have completely stopped growing.
Remove the string from the glass and let dry.
After it dries, wait until the crystal is formed. You have a choice now to either eat the rock candy or keep it.
Enjoy!!!Comment if you have any questions:)
- I cup of water
- 3 cups of sugar
- Food coloring (optional)
- Flavoring (optional)