Who said only kids get to enjoy the heavenly taste of lollipops? The sweet, sugary candy melting on your tongue, lollipops are for all ages. If we have made you consider making a few of the incredible and mouthwatering lollipops, then scroll down for some more detailed information.
You can make them for your kids to enjoy once in a while, to decorate your holiday buffet( Easter is on the way, think about making some Easter inspired lollipops), or to treat yourself ( Yes, you deserve lollipops too!).
They are very easy to make; in just a few steps and with just 2-3 ingredients, you can have your candy on a stick. Most of the lollipops don’t even require a thermometer! Make sure to comment below.
1. The Simple Lollipop
This one ingredient lollipop is perfect for quick satisfaction of the sweet tooth. Besides some colorful hard candy of your choice, you will need a candy mold and some candy sticks. Prepare the candy mold by filling it up with the hard candy and position the candy sticks in the mold. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and place the mold. After the candy has melted (about 10 minutes), put some more candy in the mold to have a bigger and tastier lollipop. Let the lollipops cool for an hour and remove them from the mold.
2. The Holiday Lollipop
The holiday-inspired lollipop is a great decorative dessert to serve your friends and family. You will just need 2 cups sugar, 2/3 cup light corn syrup, 2 teaspoons flavored extract, sprinkles or candy, and some lollipop sticks. In a saucepan, bring to boil the sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water. After 5-7 minutes of boiling (use a thermometer to check when the mixture reaches 310 F). Immediately transfer the saucepan into a bowl with ice (careful not to mix the water with the candy mixture). After 10-15 seconds, on a baking sheet, make circles out of the candy syrup, place the sticks and sprinkle with candy. Let them chill for an hour.
3. The Chocolate Heart Lollipop
If you make a heart-shaped chocolate stick, it counts as a lollipop, so go ahead and do it! You will just need chocolate of your choice. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, pour it in a heart shaped lollipop mold, and place the sticks. Sprinkle it with candy (optional) and let it cool down before you take out the lollipops from the mold.
4. The Salted Caramel Lollipop
You can’t go wrong with caramel, plus the salt in this specific recipe gives the lollipop an unexpected twist. You will need 1 cup heavy cream, 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon large flake sea salt, 1½ cups sugar, ¼ cup light, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water. In a saucepan, bring to a boil the heavy cream, cubed butter, and sea salt. In another saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water and swirl until it is golden brown. Combine the two mixtures and boil until they’ve reached 248 F. Remove from heat and spread the mixture in the lollipop mold or on a baking sheet (make 2-inch diameter circles). Let it cool down and enjoy!
5. The Flower Shaped Lollipop
This recipe is actually similar to the first simple candy recipe, except for the candies’ shape. You will need circular hard candies and some candy sticks. Place the candies on a baking sheet making a flower shape. Put them in the oven and let them melt (about 5 minutes). Get them out of the oven and place a stick in the middle. Voila.
6. The Candy Cane Lollipop
The candy cane giant lollipop is the easiest to make! You need a dozen of candy canes. Place them on a baking sheet in the oven to soften. After they are soft enough, wrap them around each other in a circular motion. Place the candy stick and enjoy your giant lollipop this spring.
7. The Frozen Yogurt and Fruit Lollipop
Lollipops aren’t just made out of candy; frozen yogurt and some fruit can be a winning combination for the perfect spring lollipop. Ingredients: 1 cup frozen fruit, 1 cup plain yogurt, and 1 to 2 tablespoons honey. In a blender, blend the frozen fruit (leave some fruit for garnish), the yogurt, and the honey. Make little circles on wax paper with the yogurt mixture and freeze. After 5 minutes, top the lollipops with some fruit and freeze again.
8. The Cookie Lollipop
Your kid is having a birthday? This is the perfect way to make everyone at the party smiling. You will just need some cookies ( In this recipe, the cookies are Oreo) and chocolate chip. Place the cookies on a lollipop stick. In a microwave, bowl put the chocolate chip to melt, dip the cookies in the chocolate. Let the cookies cool down before eating.
9. The Melted Marshmallow Lollipop
While making these lollipops, you will certainly be tempted to dip your finger in the melted marshmallow. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp margarine, 1 bag of mini-marshmallows, 1/2 cup dry cake mix, 6 cups chocolate rice cereal, 2 Tbsp chocolate sprinkles, 1 cup dark chocolate, and 2 tsp vegetable shortening. In a saucepan, melt the margarine and add the marshmallows and the dry cake mixture. Stir in the chocolate cereal, the sprinkles ( leave some for coating). Place the mixture on a baking dish and let it chill for 20 minutes. Make little balls with your arms and add the lollipop sticks. In the meantime, melt the chocolate and the vegetable shortening. Dip the lollipops in the chocolate mixture and coat with sprinkles.
10. The Chocolate Strawberry Lollipop
The most common recipe for strawberry lollipop is this one. Clean the strawberries, remove the green leaf and insert a lollipop stick. Melt chocolate in a double boiler and dip the strawberries in the chocolate. Decorate the lollipops by melting white chocolate and sprinkling the pops with a spoon.