These homemade lollipops are delicious and trust me, kids of all ages just love to make them.
But be aware, due of the temperature of the syrup, our first example the candy lollipops are probably not very suitable to make with the children.
If you are looking to involve the kids then I recommend you skip down to the chocolate lollipops as they are much more child-friendly. The cookie lollipops submitted by Gemma are also great, make sure you dont miss those!
All of the lollipop molds seen on this page are easy to find online and come in a wonderful and decorative variety of shapes.
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 to 3 drops flavoring oil
- 6 to 8 drops food coloring
- 1/2 a cup of water
- Sucker Lollipop Sticks available on Amazon or cut in half straws
- Lollipop Molds available on Amazon
First, we must remind you that if you want to make your own lollipops you are going to be working with hot candy, which can be very dangerous when not handled with care. We recommend that all children are closely supervised if you decide this is an activity that you want to include them in.
- cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place lollipop sticks about 4 inches apart.
- In a heavy duty saucepan combine sugar, water, and corn syrup, heat until sugar dissolves. Then Place the lid on the saucepan and boil the syrup mixture for one minute.
- Remove the lid and boil the syrup until it reaches 300 F or until a drop of the mixture becomes hard when dropped into cold water (usualy takes around 5 minutes of rapid boiling).
- Remove from the heat and allow cool for about 5 minutes, then stir in the flavoring and food coloring.
- Pour the syrup in to 3 inch puddles over the top half of each lollipop stick and allow your homemade lollipops to cool completely.
- For different affects you could also try using hard candy molds. Spray or wipe some oil on the molds before you start, then use a spoon to fill each mold giving it a little tap to release any bubbles.
- Chocolate bars
- Sucker Lollipop Sticks or cut in half straws
- Lollypop Molds
How To Melt Chocolate:
- Double boiler: Our recommended way for melting chocolate is by boiling. To do this you need to fill the bottom of the boiler with water and place on a low heat. Break the chocolate into small lumps and then put it into the top half of the boiler over hot, but not boiling water. The chocolate should not be stirred until it has completely melted and then should only be stirred gently.
- microwave: Simply break up the chocolate bar into small lumps and place it in a resealable plastic bag, microwave on high for one minute each time or until its barely melted.
- Oven: Place chocolate in a shallow oven proof dish and place in a pre-heated oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit or 110 degrees Centigrade or until the chocolate has completely melted.
- Lay a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet and place a lollipop stick or half straw (which ever you are using).
- If you are using the oven or boiler method use a spoon to draw a shape around the top half of the stick any shape will do just experiment and then get the kids to fill it in. If using the bag method cut a small hole in the corner of the bag to draw the out line of your shape. Or if you have an empty sauce bottle you can spoon the chocolate into it for easy drawing (rest your bottle in a jug of warm water to keep the chocolate melted).
- It’s also fun to decorate your homemade lollipops with sprinkles or personalize them using icing pens just make sure you do this while the chocolate is warm, and for a real professional look try one of the hundreds of chocolate molds that are available on the market today.
Lollipop Videos Online
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By Gemma (Texas)
I thought you may like to have a go at my homemade cookie lollipops using my easy fool proof basic cookie recipe.
You can, of course, use any cookie recipe you wish but this particular cookie dough can be made up and kept in the refrigerator for a week or frozen for a month.
Oh, and the cookie sticks aren’t actually lollipop sticks but coffee stirrers (compliments of the last coffee shop I visited).
- 3 Cups plain flour
- 180g Butter
- 11/4 Cups brown sugar
- 11/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer then add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
- Sift in flour and baking powder and mix well.
- At this point, if you want to add ½ a cup of chopped cherries or sultanas feel free.
- Divide the dough into two and roll each piece into a sausage shape and wrap each roll in plastic wrap, then place in the refrigerator to go firm so it’s easier to handle.
- To make the homemade cookie lollipops simply cut into slices and mold. Cut or shape each slice just like you would with play dough, place on a greased baking sheet and then gently insert a stick inside (about 3/4 of the way in).
- Bake at 350f (180c) for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool (Don’t try to hold the cookies with the stick until they are cooled and hardened ).
- Now for the kid’s favorite bit, decorating! Icing, sprinkles and chocolate drops how many can your kids fit on?