My friend was having horrible morning sickness and the commercial suckers are awfully expensive, so I came up with this. Head on over to Hobby Lobby and buy a candy thermometer, a sucker mold and some sucker sticks.
Prepare candy molds per manufacturer's directions. CAUTION: It's really easy to burn yourself on hot candy. Be careful!
Over medium heat: Stir together sugar, corn syrup and water in a sauce pan until sugar crystals dissolve. As soon as candy starts to boil, STOP STIRRING.
Bring to a boil and cook to the hardball stage (300*). Check candy by dipping a spoon in the molton candy and drip into a glass of cold water. Reach in the water and check the candy strand. Candy is done when the test strand comes out brittle.
Let candy stand until it stops bubbling.
Very quickly add in ginger powder and food coloring and stir just until mixed.
Pour into molds and let set up. Number of servings will depend on your mold.
Coat suckers with a little powdered sugar and individually wrap with plastic.