Peppermint Rock Candy
Like stalactites, these shimmering clusters of peppermint-flavored crystals take time to form. It’s a captivating (and sweet!) science experiment that’s beautiful to behold as the candy comes to life on your kitchen counter. Clothespins might seem like an odd tool to use in candymaking, but they are perfect for suspending the lollipop sticks in the sugar solution. Flavored with a splash of cool, refreshing peppermint oil, any leftover peppermint syrup can be stirred into hot chocolate or cocktails. Want to gift these? Individually wrap dried candy in cellophane, and secure with a decorative string or a twist tie.
Store rock candy in an airtight container up to 1 month; syrup can be refrigerated up to 1 month.
Be sure to use peppermint oil, not extract, for best results.