Pocky (Brown Sugar Candy)

Recipes for Shitty Cooks Like Me

pockyThis is not the chocolate dipped cracker sticks you buy at Uwajimaya. It is caramelized brown sugar chunks that my mom always called “pocky”.

Ingredients:
– brown sugar
– baking soda

Set up:
1. Melted brown sugar can ruin pots if you’re not careful, so right after you make this, soak your pot in water overnight so that the sugar stuck to it can dissolve off.

Instructions:
1. Put a pot on the stove and set the heat to medium. You don’t want it too hot, or you might burn the sugar instead of melting it.
2. Pour some brown sugar into the pot. The amount depends on how much you want to make, but I usually make about a cup at a time.
3. Stir the sugar as it melts, making sure it doesn’t stick and burn at the bottom of the pot.
4. Once it’s completely melted, add…

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