March 23, 2015 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
How to Make Lollipops at Home
Did you ever think you can make a lollipop at home? Well, believe it or not it is very possible. This is for the nights, where you are sitting home and looking for something new and different to make. So, if you are interested in a lollipop recipe, then all you need to do is head to the grocery store to load up on supplies and start making lollipops at home.
What you will need to make lollipops at home:
1 Cup of sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1/4 cup of water
1 1/2 tsp of flavor extract
1. The most important step to making lollipops at home is spraying the lollipop molds with non-stick cooking spray. The lollipop recipe is quite sticky and the last thing you want is a stickiness.
2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a sauce pan. Place the pan on the heat and stir regularly until the sugar has dissolved.
3. Increase the heat and leave the mixture to boil for 10 minutes. Do not stir the mixture.
4. After the mixture has boiled, it should be a light brown color, remove from heat and put it aside until to cool down a little bit. You can place the bottom of the sauce pan in a bowl of ice to help it stop boiling.
5. Before the mixture hardens, add the food coloring and any flavor of your choice into your mixture and stir.
6. Next you will need to fill the lollipop molds with the mixture using a tea spoon. Be sure to do this step quickly before the mixture gets too hard.
7. If you don’t have lollipop molds then use a tea spoon, and scoop up one spoon of the mixture and place it on a baking sheet, it will form a small round circle, place the top part lollipop stick in the middle of the circle.
8. Leave the lollipops to cool for at least 15 minutes before eating them.
The most important tip for when making lollipops at home is that if your mixture hardens up as you are applying on to the molds or the baking sheet, you can put back on the heat and let it melt.
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