Rock Candy

22 Aug
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white corn syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 drops of blue gel food coloring

I boiled the mixture and then continued stirring it on the heat until it reached 300 degrees F (used a candy thermometer to measure the temp). At that point, I poured it into a tray to cool. It hardened up in about an hour and then I smashed it to pieces. via reddit


Posted by on August 22, 2012 in Fun, Kids, Kitchen


29 responses to “Rock Candy

  1. Megan

    December 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    It looks like drugs.

    • Secret Mission Eats

      September 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Says the woman thats never seen drugs.

    • Krisgo

      September 11, 2013 at 7:53 am

      I don’t think I would pass them out in the little baggies… it does look suspicious that way! Yikes!

  2. melissa

    September 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    what brand food coloring/color is it?

  3. Jenn

    September 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    It looks like drugs because it’s basically a replica of how they make Blue Sky meth in Breaking Bad (minus the actual meth, of course).

  4. Tracy Raymond

    September 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Heisenberg blue…

  5. Kasey

    September 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Wow really? This is rock candy people calm yourselves. I would have loved to have seen this before the finale of breaking bad.

  6. Shara

    September 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Made these and put them on cupcakes for the Breaking bad finale party my husband and i had and they were a HIT!

  7. Laura

    December 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Could I make this into cinnamon candy?

    • yvonne

      February 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

      I would imagine you could get a cinnamon flavor from the candy making and baking aisle in a craft store walmart etc. I havent made these before but im sure it would work fine.

  8. Angela

    May 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Mine is hard (2nd try) but still sticky. Any advice? Maybe powder sugar?

  9. Nicole Jayne

    July 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    When you say 3 1/2 cups of sugar, what kind of sugar do you mean?

    • Liz

      July 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

      It means regular sugar :)

  10. Liz

    July 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Some of you people are absurd! Drugs?!?! Really?? So I am sure kids will think that right away! If you are doing a Frozen theme party I do not see how anyone would think that about this candy! I Hate how people ruin such wonderful ideas! (smh) Shame on you!

  11. Kim

    August 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Well Liz, I suppose if the post didn’t refer to this candy as looking like meth and wasn’t put in little baggies. People wouldn’t be saying anything about it. Really. I guess I could see how this would be pretty cool for a Breaking bad party but I sure wouldn’t be giving this to kids. Just me, maybe.

  12. Camille

    August 24, 2014 at 1:19 am

    I forgot the cream of tartar and now it won’t harden is that why? Can I reheat and add now?

  13. Alyssa

    October 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I have Karo corn syrup? Will that work..

  14. Jenn

    October 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Did you put powdered sugar on the candy after you broke it up to keep it from sticking together?

  15. melissa striegel

    October 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Going to try and make this for my daughter frozen Birthday party any do’s or don’t before eI try a batch..

    Any people really kids birthday’s little bothered why does everything in the world resorts back to drugs or looks like drugsā€¦

  16. michelle

    November 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    approx how long did it take to reach the 300 degrees?

  17. Sharron Holderfield

    December 27, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Do I need to use a non-stick spray on the cookie sheet before pouring the sugar???

    • Shannon Saluzzi

      January 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      Parchment paper or a silicon mat would work or other wise I would spray lightly. i have also heard of people using kool-aid to flavor this

  18. Kerry

    January 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Can this be made in advance & stored for about a week? If so how would you store it? Should I wait to break until ready to use? If broken will it stick together?

  19. Jess

    January 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hahaha this is FOR SURE from Breaking Bad

  20. The Realist

    January 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Wow, really? I can’t imagine why anyone would take a KIDS party idea and make a drug reference unless they were immature or a drug head themselves. Grow up people, your opinions reflect your IQ. Lol


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