Sand candy resembles sand but is entirely edible, with a sweet and sour flavor kids love. Instead of purchasing sand candy, you can make your own from sugar and drink mix. Powdered drink mix adds a tart flavor to the sugar, and you get to choose the final color of the candy by mixing in food coloring. For an elaborate presentation, layer different colors of the sand candy in a decorative bottle to make an edible art project.
Things You'll Need
Divide the sugar evenly into three bowls.
Mix 4 to 6 drops of food coloring into each bowl to create three differently colored “sands.” Stir the sugar and food coloring to evenly distribute the coloring.
Pour the colored sugar into three airtight jars, one per color.
Pour one of the packages of powdered drink mix into each jar of colored sugar.
Seal the jars and shake to combine the ingredients. Optionally, you can process the contents of each jar in a food processor to create a finer sand candy, if desired. Pulse the mixture in the food processor several times until a fine dust is created.
Let the jars stand, sealed, for one to two days to allow the flavor from the drink mix to infuse the sugar.
Pour each of the colored candy sands into a decorative jar or container for serving.