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ROCK CANDY

2 cups water
4 cups sugar
food coloring (optional)

Place two cups of water into a saucepan. Add four cups of sugar
and stir for a minute to get as much sugar as possible to dissolve.
Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add food coloring, if desired.
Stir. Take the saucepan off the heat. If you're using a Rubbermaid
or Tupperware container you can pour the hot liquid directly into
it. Otherwise let the liquid cool in the saucepan; then pour into
your plastic container (DO NOT use a glass container!!!!). (Larger
crystals grow is the solution cools slowly. So, if possible, place
container in a warm spot.)

Crystals will form on the surface in a few days. Do not remove
them; sink them to the bottom with a spoon. In 7 days or so the
bottom of the plastic container will be covered with a thick layer
of sugar crystals (rock candy). Turn the container over in the
sink. Let the excess sugar solution drain completely. This takes
about 2 hours. When the surface of the crystals is dry, push on
the sides and bottom of the plastic bowl and the crystals will
break into chunks. Put crystals onto wax paper and let them dry
completely. The more they dry, the more they sparkle.

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