Preparation / Directions:
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 3 cups of the sugar stirring till dissolved. Slowly add the remaining sugar, reheating the water if necessary. When all the sugar is dissolved, pour the mixture into 3 heat proof jars or glasses. Stir 3 drops of liquid food coloring and 1/2 teaspoon of flavoring into each jar. Tie each length of string around a pencil. Lay on top of the jars (1 string per jar) so that the strings hang n the liquid. Crystals will begin to form in 1 hour, and continue to solidify for several days. If a layer forms on the surface of the jar break it. When the liquid completely evaporates, the candy is ready.