I want to show you how to make rock candy, in fact, it's a really yummy FROZEN Ice Inspired Candy that we made to commemorate the release of this new Disney movie!
I have a 7-year-old daughter and she loves all things girly. She loves to dress up, loves the color pink (with purple as a close second) and the more sparkles the better. So when I heard that Disney was releasing another movie soon, FROZEN, I was thrilled! From the previews, it looks like a great movie for both my daughter and son to go see and we are anxiously awaiting its release!
My children have both already seen several previews for this movie and are so excited about it! Because Elsa traps the kingdom in eternal winter, the movie is set mostly in a snowy icy land. And I was so inspired by the ice that I wanted to create an ice-inspired candy!
So I created this: FROZEN Inspired Peppermint Rock Candy! This is not the old-fashioned rock candy on a stick you might be used to.
How to Make Rock Candy with Peppermint Flavoring
Ingredients to make rock candy:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 4-5 drops neon blue food coloring
Directions to make rock candy:
- Place sugar, corn syrup and salt in a heavy duty pan with a thick bottom.
- Over low heat, slowly bring mixture to a boil, stirring often.
- Let it boil until it reaches 300 degrees or hard crack stage.
- Remove from heat and add peppermint extract and food coloring. Stir.
- Poor in a parchment lined pan.
- Let cool completely.
- Use your hands or a knife to crack the candy into smaller pieces.
Learning how to make rock candy is quite simple (if you don't count my first attempt during which my candy thermometer was not actually in the liquid so it burned before I realized that it had reached the proper temperature and my whole house smelt like burnt sugar...ew). So. As long as you are sure your candy thermometer is properly IN your candy liquid as you are heating it, and you don't heat it too fast, this is honestly quite simple to make! Promise!
My children both loved this candy and it was really fun to make! The bright blue color reminds me of ice and is just perfect to commemorate FROZEN!
How to clean your pots and pans after making rock candy.
The best way to clean your dishes after creating something like this is to throw everything into the pot you used to create this candy in and boil water! The candy mixture will come right off!
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