Check out this Star of Bethlehem Rock Candy Recipe to make as a special treat with your kids this Christmas!
This Star of Bethlehem Rock Candy Recipe is a fun reminder of the reason for the season! These rock candy sticks are made to remind you of the bright star that guided the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus the night of his birth. Include your children in the process of making the rock candy and you’ve got a Christmas lesson and a science experiment all in one!
Set them out in a cute dish for a Christmas celebration or wrap them in see through bags along with a simple label and bow. Rock Candy Sticks are great treats for kids, so these could be fun to take to a class party or to make as stocking stuffers for your kids!
Star of Bethlehem Rock Candy Recipe
1 cup of water
2 cups sugar (plus a little additional)
Yellow food coloring
Wooden skewers or candy sticks
A few tall glasses and clothespins (depending on how many candy sticks you intend to make)
Bring the water to a boil and add the sugar a little at a time. Wait to make sure the previous amount of sugar has dissolved before adding more. Dip your candy sticks into the solution and roll it in sugar. Set aside and allow to dry. Meanwhile, pour the solution into individual cups and add the desired amount of food coloring. Add a little more than you think you will want, as the mixture will lose some color as the crystallization process begins. Allow to cool completely. A hardened layer of sugar will form over the top of the glasses. Gently skim it off with a spoon. Once the sticks are dry, set them in the glasses leaving space between the stick and the bottom of the glass. Use a clothespin to secure the sticks in the middle of the glass and set aside. Leave undisturbed for 3 to 5 days. Remove when you have achieved the desired size. You may need to chip around the glass a little to do this. Let the candy stick sit to dry if necessary before wrapping or setting out for guests.
Plus, if you are looking for more Christmas Candy ideas, here are 15 Christmas Candy Recipes for the Holidays!
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