Edible Sparkling Gems

These edible gems give a new meaning to rock candy!


  • 300g granulated sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 5g agar powder
  • A dash of food coloring (red, blue, and yellow)


  1. In a pot, mix together granulated sugar, water, and agar powder and heat; continue heating for 5 minutes after it has boiled.
  2. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan lined with cooking paper. In patches of color, dribble in the food coloring (red, blue, and yellow) that’s been dissolved to a dark concentration in water.
  3. After letting it set in the refrigerator for 1 hour, remove the solid mixture from the pan and transfer to a pan lined with cooking paper. Using your hands, tear the mixture into roughly formed pieces.
  4. Spread the pieces on the tray, leaving space between the individual pieces. Let them dry for 3-4 days in a well-ventilated area.
  5. Remove the pieces from the tray and enjoy the sparkles!