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Christmas Lollipops

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan and place over medium high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and have your candy thermometer ready. The thermometer will read “Hard Crack” when you know to turn off the heat and remove the pan from the heat source. When the liquid is ready, add 1/2 tsp. flavoring and 5 drops of food coloring. **Only do one flavor and one color at a time. I tried to split the batch and it was a lot harder than I thought. Next time I will just make one batch for each flavor and color.** It will fizz a little and smell strong, but it is perfect for the suckers.
  2. Now you will pour the lollipop liquid into the molds. Don’t over do it. And if you spill a little here and there, it is okay. The strings that are left will harden and break off, they are a little treat. You can see that I just poured some of the lollipop liquid onto the wax paper, over the stick. They are fun and worked out good too. Then, once all of your molds are filled and the liquid is gone from the pot, let the suckers set. It doesn’t take very long, maybe 10-15 minutes. Test them by trying to pop them out.