Making Lollipops

My kids loved these!

What you need:

Sugar

Corn Syrup

Water

Cream of tarter

Saucepan

Thermometer

Flavoring extract

Food coloring

Cookie sheets

Wax paper

Butter (to grease hands)

Lollipop sticks

Directions:

Pour the sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar into the large saucepan. Stir the mixture together until it is mixed well, and the sugar is dissolved completely.

Insert the candy thermometer into the mixture and cook the mixture until the temperature on the candy thermometer reads 265 degrees F. Do not stir the mixture while it is cooking.

Remove the pan from the heat. Add the flavoring extract.

Separate the mixture into two halves and place one half into another pan or bowl. Mix the food coloring into one of the mixtures. If you are using two colors, mix the other color into the other mixture.

Grease a couple of cookie sheets (or lay out some waxed paper), while allowing the candy to cool just enough to handle without burning yourself.

Lightly grease your hands with butter and pull off a small portion of the candy mixture. Have your candy making partner do the same with the other color.

Pull and fold the candy portion repeatedly, until the candy looks glossy. Roll the candy into a thin rope.

Wrap the two candy ropes around each other and roll them together into another thin rope.

Create the circle swirl shape by coiling the candy rope around itself until you’ve achieved the desired size.

Place the candy swirl onto a greased cookie sheet and press a lollipop stick firmly into the candy.

Allow the candy to cool completely, until it is hard and set, then enjoy.


Adults love them too!

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