rock candy #summerdessertweek

Today…. Is day two of #summerdessertweek!
And, today I have one of the prettiest candies out there. They are like the gemstone of sweets: shimmery, shiny crystals of pure sugar. And, when you’re a homeschool mom like myself- they are the perfect way to incorporate some science into life. (shhhh…. it’s undercover school in summer)
The best part about these candies is that they also serve an adult purpose: sweetening your drinks. And, if you’re clever- you’ll add flavoring to compliment your drink… mint sweet tea, anyone?

These are sooooo easy to make. And, chances are you have everything you need. I started with some good sugar, and- I found the wooden skewers at Sweets and Treats (although you can use string, also)

Oh, and a few glass jars and clothespins:

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The only additional “thing” you need is patience… because- well… it takes time to grow sugar crystals. A few… to several weeks- depending on humidity and if the jars get… (a-hem) knocked over by accident.

rock candy #summerdessertweek

rock candy #summerdessertweek

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups Dixie Crystal sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp flavoring (vanilla extract, mint, orange, etc)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Boil 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in flavoring, and coloring if desired
  4. Allow to cool 5 minutes
  5. Place 1 cup sugar mixture into sterilized glass jar
  6. Suspend a string into the jar by tiing to a pencil, do not allow it to touch the bottom or sides.
  7. Alternately, a clothespin can be used to suspend a skewer in the sugar liquid.
  8. Allow to sit undisturbed until crystals form.
  9. Crystals may form on surface, simply remove them and enjoy!
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Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!

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PRIZE #1

Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker

PRIZE #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar

PRIZE #3

Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips

PRIZE #4

Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!

PRIZE #5

Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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