Being Mothers, Miranda and I are always looking for fun Pinterest Pins to test for our kids. I saw a pin for Homemade Lollipops right before Christmas (they were so cute with little Christmas sprinkles on them) and really wanted to test it. Being the
procrastinator that I am, Christmas came and went and I never got around to testing it. I was sad thinking that I would have to wait an entire year before I could make my Homemade Lollipops. 🙁 Then I had a thought, an epiphany really!!!! Why can’t I test them…I mean who says that they can only be decorated with little Christmas tree sprinkles?
What you need for your Homemade Lollipops:
- Light Corn Syrup
- Water and some ice
- Sprinkles (We also used Nerds!!!)
- Lollipop Sticks
- Flavored Extract (Optional)
You will also need a Candy Thermometer and Parchment paper
How to make your Lollipops:
- First you combine your Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Water in a small sauce pan set over Medium heat. Also be sure to attach your candy thermometer.
- Once your mixture is combined bring heat up to Medium-High heat, and Let it boil to 310 degrees. (Hard-Crack Stage)
- Once your Homemade Lollipop mixture is a Hard-Crack stage, (310 degrees) remove the pan from the stove. Carefully place and swirl your pan around in a large bowl of Ice water (for about 10-15 seconds) being extra careful not to let any of the water seep into your pan.
- Quickly drop your Lollipop mixture onto parchment paper ( like little circles) Add your sucker sticks and Sprinkles quickly (**** You must act fast to add the sucker sticks and sprinkles before your dots harden****)
- Let Harden and Enjoy!!!
What we thought:
These Homemade Lollipops are very yummy! We didn’t add any flavoring to ours so the Nerds were a nice addition. They added some flavor to our Lollipops without us having to purchase or add any liquid flavorings. Although we made these Lollipops for the kids…the kids could NOT help in the making process. The sugar mixture was MUCH to hot for out little munchkins to touch or be around. We also loved that you can change the sprinkles to match whatever Holiday or Party that you are having… Like Valentine’s Day, or St. Patrick’s Day or even the 4th of July!!!! Overall I would say that this pin test is a Pin-Proved-It!
Let me start off by saying….Yay, I finally did it! It feels good to finish something, even if it took me a month and a half to do it! ha ha ha Miranda and I both had so much fun making these together! They weren’t that difficult to make, although I don’t think we will be opening a candy shop anytime soon…As you can see from the picture below! They might not look pretty, but they still taste GREAT!
For full recipe you can go here.