Homemade Lollipops

This is a fun Christmas confection you can make at home.  

Course Dessert
Keyword candy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. White Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 c. Water cold
  • 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
  • 3 drops Red Food Coloring or preferred color/amount


  1. 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.
  2. When you add the flavor make sure your house is well ventilated and stand back.  Its very strong and will take your breath away. 

  3.  Add food coloring and mix well. As you're stirring, remember to stay back.

  4. Spray the hard candy mold with cooking spray and transfer the candy mixture to a glass measuring cup. 
  5.  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.

Recipe Notes

Note- Be sure to use a food grade candy oil. This recipe does not call for essential oils.