Thursday, May 19, 2011

homemade lollipops.

the truth is: if it's homemade, it impresses people.  what's even better than homemade?  EASY homemade!  these lollipops are always a hit and are so simple to make.  i love how the colors and flavors have endless possibilities.

lemon, orange and strawberry lollipops:

watermelon lollipops:


-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-1/2 cup light corn syrup
-1/4 cup butter
-1 (3-ounce) box any flavor gelatin dessert mix
-nonstick cooking spray

special equipment:
-20 (4-inch) lollipop sticks
-metal tablespoon-size measuring spoon
-candy thermometer

butter 2 large baking sheets.  arrange 10 lollipop sticks on each baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart.  stir sugar, corn syrup, and butter in small saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved.  slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  continue cooking for 7 minutes, or until candy thermometer registers 275 degrees f.  stir in gelatin until smooth.  using a metal tablespoon and working quickly, spoon syrup over 1 end of each lollipop stick.  cool completely.  wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.

recipe from food network.


  1. Ooh, the watermelon ones look delish!

  2. I love this idea, especially that they can match any color theme. Thanks for posting. I will definitely try this.