Don't let your party guests leave empty handed. Fill their pockets with our crystal blue rock candy. Not only is this candy a funny Breaking Bad party favor, but it's also a sweet treat to snack on.
½ cup Water
¾ cup lite corn Syrup
2 cups whIte granulated sugar
1 teaspoon flavOring
1 toothpick blue gel food Coloring (sky blue)
Baking Sheet lined with foil
Small Jewelry Bags
NOTE: For this recipe, we recommend you use an old pot that you don't mind tossing afterwards, or make sure to boil water in the pot immediately after pouring out your sugar so you don't ruin the pot.
Before you start, line a baking sheet with foil and spray generously with cooking spray to coat the entire surface.
On medium high heat stir the water, corn syrup and granulated sugar until boiling. Once the liquid boils, insert a candy thermometer into the mixture and continue to let it cook (without stirring!) until it reaches exactly 285 degrees Farenheit (or 140 degrees celcius). Make sure to watch the thermometer carefully at this stage: if you let the mixture rise to a temperature higher than 285, the color of the sugar will start to darken and the end result will be a murky green color and not a bright, brilliant blue!
Once the candy reaches 285 degrees, immediately remove the pot from the flame. Once the bubbles subside, add the food coloring and flavoring and stir well. Pour the hot candy evenly onto the baking sheet. Let the candy cool and harden completely before cracking it with a metal ladle or hammer. Serve to your guests in tiny jewelry bags!