Why is my rock candy not forming?

Why is my rock candy not forming?

Why is my rock candy not forming?

Why didn’t my rock candy grow crystals? If crystals don’t grow it is almost always due to lack of sugar. If after 24 hours you don’t see any crystal growth, pour the syrup back into the pan and add more sugar. Only pour and heat one jar at a time if you used different colors of syrup.

How do you make rock candy blue?


  1. 1/2 cup water.
  2. 3/4 cup light corn syrup.
  3. 2 cups sugar.
  4. 2 tsp flavoring extract I chose raspberry, but there are lots of flavors to choose from!
  5. food coloring I used blue, but use any color!

Can I add flavor to rock candy?

Cherry, lemon, lime, orange, mint, and cinnamon all work well. Another option is to dissolve Kool-aid™ or other drink mix in the crystal growing solution to (intensely) flavor your rock candy.

What can you flavor rock candy with?

All you need to make this rock candy is sugar, water, natural food coloring, and the flavoring of your choice. Some of my favorite flavoring options are wintergreen, banana, grape, cherry, and maple, but you could use anything you like.

How do you make Rock Candy fast?

Making a Fast Rock Candy Sugar Solution. To make homemade rock candy, begin by boiling 2 cups of water to make a simple syrup. Add granulated white sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, into the hot water, stirring until the sugar dissolves, until you’ve added a total of approximately 3 cups of sugar.

How do you make rock candy sticks?

Making Rock Candy on a Stick Wet a skewer or popsicle stick with water and roll it in granulated sugar. The granulated sugar will become seed crystals, which give the dissolved sugar something to cling to and a point at which to start crystallizing.

How is rock candy made?

Rock candy is a candy made from large chunks of sugar which are grown on a string or stick. Because it is made from pure sugar, this candy will be naturally clear and extremely sweet. It may be eaten plain, dissolved in sweet drinks, or used as a garnish on desserts.