Just Married Rock Sweers
Rock candies have been considered among all-time time favourites of the young and young at heart. Many think that these delights are hard to make but the truth is, they are quite easy to do. Knowing how to make these sweet sticks may not only be perfect for Halloween but also for weddings. Today, the society has been more open into out of the box ideas when celebrating occasions. For this, using rock sweets as wedding giveaways is an idea that shouldn't be shunned.
Home Made Rock Candies
Just Married Rock Sweets can be made at home at least a week before the wedding. If you have to make lots of candies, there is no need to worry because even kids can help make them. You just need to prepare all the ingredients and tools then follow the process carefully.
First, you need to know how many guests are attending the wedding. About two rock candy sticks per guest should be enough to make a cute give away. Once you have counted the guests, you have to pick the food colourings that you need to use. It is best to use colours that match the wedding's theme. The next step is to gather wooden skewers which correspond to the number of guests attending the event. You can also make extra rock sweets for surprise guests to make sure that everyone gets some.
After getting sticks and food colouring, you can start preparing the mixture. In a large saucepan, boil 4 cups of water and 10 cups of extra fine granulated sugar. Make sure to stir the sugar solution through and through. You may use a big non-stick saucepan or pot so that the sugar does not stick to the bottom. Ensure that you use low heat or if you are using an induction cooker, use low temperature. Once the granules are completely dissolved, turn off the heat and let it cool about 15 to 20 minutes.
While waiting for the sugar solution to cool, soak the wooden sticks in clean drinking water then roll them on a plate or tray with sugar crystals. Do this for each wooden skewer and let dry for a few minutes. As you wait for the coated sticks to dry, check the sugar solution to see if it has cooled down a bit. You can then pour the solution to tall glasses or old jars and add food colouring. You can add more food colouring if you like a darker shade. A few drops should be fine if you want a glass-like finish. It would be best if you get jars or glasses that have openings not as wide as a clothes peg's. This is because you will need to use clothes pegs as holders for the sticks. The minute you are done preparing this, you can check the dryness of the sugar-coated skewers.
If the sticks are dry, you can dip them into the jars with sugar solution and food colouring. Make sure that you carefully clip the sticks with clothes pegs to keep them in place. Another thing that you need to check is that each stick should not touch the bottom of the glass or jar. This will make it easier for you to pull the rock sweets out when they are ready. After letting the sticks stand for a week, you can see the crystals have grown and you can serve these wedding rock sweets to your guests.