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Homemade Lollipops

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Homemade Lollipops

Recipe was submitted by Ellen Smith.

Such a fun idea and one that the kiddos will love!  Homemade Lollipops would be a great summer activity that won’t heat up your kitchen and will also thrill the kids!  I love that we can control what ingredients go into these lollipops so we know exactly what our families are eating.

This recipe calls for cinnamon oil but you can use virtually any flavor you’d like.  You could even try mixing flavors to make up your own great combinations!

I hope you’ll save this recipe and be sure to have fun with it!  Let us know what great flavors you come up with!

Homemade Lollipops


2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. White Karo Syrup
1/2 c. cold Water
1 tsp. Cinnamon Oil (or any flavor you’d like.  The oil I use is LouAnn Candy and Baking Flavoring and comes in a 2-pack)
Red Food Coloring (use whatever color would go with the flavor or oil you used)
Hard Candy Mold


In a heavy saucepan mix the water, syrup and sugar on medium heat.  Stir till combined.  Boil to 295 to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer.  When it reaches 295 remove from heat and it will continue getting warm to 300.

When you add the flavor make sure your house is well ventilated and stand back.  Its very strong and will take your breath away.  Add food coloring and mix well. As you’re stirring, remember to stay back.

Spray the hard candy mold with cooking spray and transfer the candy mixture to a glass measuring cup.  Put your sticks in the mold and pour the syrup into the mold.  Let it set until hard.  You can also put them in the mold and not use a stick.

Another option would be to butter a 9×13 inch pan and pour the syrup in there and when it’s set then break into pieces.  But be careful because it can be sharp and you will have shards of glass!


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