Wednesday, June 4, 2008

National Candy Month

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Child Nutrition Events Calendar, June is National Candy Month.

As a side note, I am not sure why the USDA who also puts out the Food Pyramid would want to emphasize National Candy Month but, since they did, I have decided to do a candy making project with the kids. We might as well start our summer fun a little early and who can pass up candy? [If it goes well, we'll keep the recipe handy for possible use with a future science fair project--always have to be on the lookout for an academic relevance!]

We could melt chocolate and make chocolate lollipops, I have at least done that before; unfortunately, Connor does not like chocolate. Really!
Instead, we are going to make Rock Candy.

I found the recipe that we will be using on-line; has anyone used this or a similar recipe? How did it turn out?

We'll let you know how it goes! Note: It takes 7-14 days for the Rock Candy to 'grow.' You'll have to be patient for the follow-up post.

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