It’s easy to make suckers at home, and sometimes you can even let kids help. These homemade lollipop recipes make it simple to get started.
Another reason to make your own lollipops is that most commercially sold lollipops contain corn syrup and refined sugar, but you don’t have to use those ingredients in your home recipes. Some of these recipes do use it – it’s up to you.
Making lollipops is also fun. You can get creative with the flavors and the look of them. And it’s one of the most easy dessert recipes ever.
And you can choose whatever form of sugar or artificial sweetener you want to use, or make your own unique flavors. You can put your own twist on any of these recipes to create something really unique.
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Learn How to Make Lollipops
It’s so easy once you know how to make lollipops. The basic technique with any lollipop recipe is: pour the melted liquid into a mold, stick a lollipop stick in it, and wait for it to cool. Then you’ve got your lollipop.
You’re going to need a candy thermometer and some candy molds. The best type of mold to use is a silicone mold for candy. They’re flexible, so it’s easy to pop the cooled lollipop out of the mold. And they’re non-stick without having any weird chemicals.
It's really easy to make lollipops at home without refined sugar or corn syrup. This recipe relies on honey for sweetness. You can actually even drop one into a cup of tea and let it melt to sweeten your tea!
This looks and tastes a lot like the store bought version of Tootsie Roll Pops. They are great for kids' parties, but also as an everyday candy treat. And they're easy to make with just a few ingredients.
This recipe takes a serious shortcut by using Jolly Rancher candies as its base. They're lots of fun and easy to make into these cute double heart shapes that are perfect as Valentine's or anytime you want to show love.
This recipe uses honey as a sweetener instead of sugar or corn syrup. It includes dried elderberries, rosehips, cinnamon and echinacea, all of which are believed by many to help boost the immune system.
Here's another recipe that uses corn syrup and sugar along with food coloring and flavor extracts. This is exactly what store bought lollipops are made, so if you want to recreate exactly that, this is a great recipe.