Rock Candy

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AKA Why we’re going back to baking and leaving

this candy business for the Oompa Loompas.

There are many different recipes

for rock candy on Pinterest.

We picked one and gave it a go.

Here’s my sweet boy with the wooden sticks.

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Don’t you love his “apron”?

We seasoned the sticks with sugar.

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Water and sugar.

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and more sugar.

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We colored and flavored each one.

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We suspended the sticks with clothes pins.

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And he waited.

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Even though I told him that it would take a long time.

Not even I knew that it would take two weeks

near a sunny window

to even resemble rock candy.

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Skinny, little rock candy.

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It stuck more to the bottom of the jar than the sticks.

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But I think I know where we went wrong.

We needed more sugar.

I know.

Ridiculous, right?

I don’t think we quite got to the satiation point. If we put a bit more sugar it it and waited for the mixture to cool just a bit more, I think the sugar would have taken to the stick a bit better and we would have fewer stalagmites on the bottom.

Even though Willy Wonka may

never call us to give him candy ideas,

we still had fun trying.

That’s the whole point, isn’t it?

🙂 30 new things to try.

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