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Easy Homemade Sugar Lollipops

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These sugar lollipops are very easy to make and with a scattering of sprinkles they’ll add some fun, colourful height to your cakes!

Prepare your work surface by taping parchment paper or a silicone mat tightly down, so that it’s completely flat with no creases. Gather any decorating ingredients like sprinkles or gel food colours because you’ll need to use them quickly, as soon as the lollipops are cooked.

tape parchment flat on counter or use silicone mat homemade sugar lollipops recipe

In a saucepan over medium high heat, mix together sugar, water, and light corn syrup, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture starts to simmer, stop stirring. You can brush down the sides of the pan with a silicone pastry brush but don’t put a spoon, spatula, whisk etc into the saucepan because it can cause the mixture to crystallize.

boil sugar and water and corn syrup homemade sugar lollipops recipe

Place a candy thermometer inside the saucepan and watch the mixture closely until it gets to 310F. Meanwhile, fill a larger saucepan or heatproof bowl with water and ice and set aside.

cook sugar mixture to 310F homemade sugar lollipops recipe

When the mixture reaches 310F, immediately plunge the saucepan into the iced water to stop the cooking process.

plunge pan into iced water at 310F to cool homemade sugar lollipops recipe

Pour the cooked sugar onto the parchment paper or silicon mat, adjusting the amount you pour depending on how big you want the pops to be. If the sugar spreads out you can shape it by nudging it with a round cookie cutter or a metal spatula. Be careful – it will be hot!

Immediately press a cookie stick into each pop and pour sprinkles on top immedaitely so that they stick. For a quick way to add colour, dip a toothpick in gel food colour and swirl it around the lollipop sugar.

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Leave to cool before lifting off the parchment paper or silicone mat. Insert the pops into a cake as cake toppers or store them in an airtight container.

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Sugar Lollipops

These sugar lollipops are very easy to make and with a scattering of sprinkles they’ll add some fun, colourful height to your cakes!
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Yield: 12 lollipops

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat

Materials

  • 1 cup sugar (225g or 8oz)
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup (80ml)
  • 2 tbsp water (30ml)
  • 1 tsp flavouring optional
  • a few drops gel food colour optional
  • about 12 lollipop sticks, paper straws or cookie pops

Instructions

  • Prepare your work surface by taping parchment paper or a silicone mat tightly down, so that it’s completely flat with no creases. Gather any decorating ingredients (e.g. sprinkles or gel food colours).
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat, mix all of the ingredients together, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture starts to simmer, stop stirring. You can brush down the sides of the pan with a silicone pastry brush but don’t put a spoon, spatula, whisk etc into the saucepan because it can cause the mixture to crystallize.
  • Place a candy thermometer inside the saucepan and watch the mixture closely until it gets to 310F. Meanwhile, fill a larger saucepan or heatproof bowl with water and ice and set aside.
  • When the mixture reaches 310F, immediately plunge the saucepan into the iced water to stop the cooking process.
  • Pour the cooked sugar onto the parchment paper or silicon mat, adjusting the amount you pour depending on how big you want the pops to be. If the sugar spreads out you can shape it by nudging it with a round cookie cutter or a metal spatula. Be careful – it will be hot!
  • Immediately press a stick into each lollipop and pour sprinkles or swirl with a toothpick dipped in gel food colour.
  • Leave to cool before lifting off the parchment paper or silicone mat. Insert the pops into a cake or store in an airtight container.
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