How To: Make Easy Homemade Holiday Lollipops

created at: 12/19/2012

Still looking for a quick and easy gift idea for all those friendly acquaintances in your life? Whip up a batch of these homemade lollipops, tie them up in a fancy bow, and you’re set!      

With a prep time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 7, these simple treats won’t take much time out of your busy holiday schedule, either. Snag the recipe and instructions over on Just a Taste!

How To: Make Your Own Edible Photo Lollipops

created at: 10/28/2012

Okay, you guys. This is just plain cool! Think of all the different images you could turn into candy. THEN… think of all the different occasions you could use said candy! You’ve got party favors for your next, oh, ten parties covered with these bad boys.     

The cool kids at Photojojo have all the deets on turning someone’s face into a lollipop — learn how here!

How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

created at: 02/16/2012

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I’ll throw out a lazy “Tra la la la la la la”, hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here’s how.   

 

Michele Wimborough from the blog Cakewalk Baking has a super easy-to-follow tutorial and recipe for making your own hard candy lollipops that even newbies like me could understand.   Continue Reading

Halloween How-To: Vampire Blood Lollipops.

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Whether or not you care about the influx of vampire art/literature/tv/films over the last few years, you can’t deny the sugary excellence that is these “bloody” lollipops. Make ’em for your party, for Trick-or-Treaters, or for yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • red food coloring
  • white lollipops stick – you can find them at your local craft store.

Check out the technique!