Homemade Lollipops

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READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lollipop sticks
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 -8
    drops food coloring
  • 2 -3
    drops flavoring oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, and arrange lollipop sticks 4 inches apart. In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, 1/2 cup water, and corn syrup, and heat until sugar dissolves. Cover and boil mixture 1 minute. Remove the cover and boil the syrup until it registers 310°F (or 98°F above the boiling point of your water) on a candy thermometer.
  • Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and set on a rack. Let syrup cool 5 minutes, then stir in food coloring and flavoring.
  • Pour syrup in 2- to 3-inch puddles over one end of each lollipop stick. Allow candy to cool completely. Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap.
  • *Oil flavorings, available at health-food stores, work better than alcohol-based extracts, which can evaporate during the candy-making process.
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