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Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy

Scroll down to get the recipe for this fun Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy.

The dreaded sweet tooth.

It always sneaks up when you least expect it.

If you’re anything like me, you can go all day without ever even thinking of indulging in something sweet. But as soon as the sun goes down, it’s like the sweet tooth kicks in to overdrive and the only thing you can think of is something sweet.

Making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy is fun! Plus, eating it isn't too bad either.

I’m not picky when it comes to sweets, most days. I mean, in general I try to stay away from them, but some days I have no other choice but to submit to the cravings of my sweet tooth.

The force is strong with that one, you know!

Making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy is fun! Plus, eating it isn't too bad either.

Just me?

I’m assuming I’m not alone since the candy industry makes about $33.6 billion in sales each year. Woah! Obviously we are eating more candy than I thought.

Making Rock Candy is kind of like a chemistry lesson right in your own kitchen. It’s fun to make with the kids, just make sure they are older and can listen very carefully to instructions.

If you don’t have a candy thermometer, get one! Hard crack is very hard to reach with just testing the sugar in water. They’re pretty inexpensive, too. You’ll also need a jelly roll pan if you don’t already have one.

But let’s get to the Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy recipe. That’s why you came here!

Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy

Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 ¾ cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup Karo Light Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 dram Strawberry Flavor Oil - I used LorAnn
  • 1 dram Cream Soda Flavor Oil (or Cream Cheese oil if you can't find Cream Soda)
  • food coloring (optional)
Special Equipment Needed:
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 x 13 jelly roll pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, syrup and water in medium saucepan on medium/high heat. Let mixture come to a boil WITHOUT STIRRING until the temperature on the thermometer reads 302 degrees F, which can take up to 45 minutes depending on your stove/range. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the strawberry and the cream flavors to the mixture and stir. Note: be careful not to have your face near the mixture because it steams upward when you add flavor. This is totally normal. Add food coloring at this stage too if you desire all over color. (If you want a swirled effect, see below)
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan, and let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and use a heavy, firm object to break apart the candy.
To get the swirled effect:
  1. Don’t add color with the flavors; instead take the color and squeeze drops randomly over the mixture right after you pour it in the pan. Take a knife and drag it across the top to push the color around.

If chemistry isn’t your thing, I still think you would enjoy making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy!

Making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy is fun! Plus, eating it isn't too bad either.

It would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. Just purchase some little cellophane bags, put a few pieces in there, and tie with a cute ribbon or twine. Super cute and super easy!

Like to pin? Here’s a collage image to pin just perfect for Pinterest. If you’re not already, follow me.

Making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy is fun! Plus, eating it isn't too bad either.

Want more Rock Candy? Check out this Christmas Rock Candy recipe.

Making this Strawberries and Cream Rock Candy is fun! Plus, eating it isn't too bad either.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    That sounds yummy, and it looks totally adorable. I need to make this with the kids. I think they’d love helping.

  2. 2
    Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds really good! I love that the color is perfect for Valentine’s Day. I like making treats for the holidays.

  3. 3

    This sounds so delicious. These would be fun for a Valentine’s Science day.

  4. 4

    I love rock candy! I never knew I could it make it myself, let alone flavor it like this! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5
    Meagen Brosius says:

    What a great idea. I’m known to have a crazy sweet tooth!

  6. 6

    That looks so pretty! I bet it’s delicious too. I can’t say that I have ever tried rock candy before. No time like the present to start!

  7. 7

    I always get a sweet tooth in the evenings too. This rock candy sounds like a yummy way to indulge that craving!

  8. 8

    This looks so fun! I love the festive color, perfect for Valentine’s Day treat!

  9. 9

    I’ve never made rock candy. This is awesome for a special holiday treat!!

  10. 10

    These candies look delicious and mouth-watering. I will love to try these rock candies.

  11. 11

    I love rock candy! I would love to make some and this sounds yummy!

  12. 12

    I’ve always wanted to attempt making rock candy. The kids love it when we find it at amusement parks.

  13. 13

    My mom would love this strawberry and cream rock candy! She loves anything strawberry and I know she’ll love this homemade candy. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to make a huge batch of this to share at work and bring some to my mom.

  14. 14
    Our Family World says:

    it looks very sweet candy! kids will love this! bookmarked this page for the future reference of the recipe! thanks for sharing

  15. 15
    Dana Valento says:

    I like this idea of strawberries and cream rock candy! very interesting to try! looks like it so easy and affordable to prepare!

  16. 16

    This one’s not that difficult to make and it would be nice to make this with the kids! I love the flavor that you chose as well! How awesome!

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