How to Make Lollipops

8 each
20 min

Lollipop season is here, but instead of buying expensive store bought ones why not try making some at home? These DIY Koolaid hard candy lolls are easy to make with just a few ingredients and they taste great too!

Making crafts and projects with the kids is always so much fun. And, teaching the kids to cook is a wonderful way to foster a lifelong interest in cooking

These Koolaid lollipops are an easy recipe for the kids to help out with. And, who doesn’t enjoy eating lollipops when they’re done? 

This will need to be cooked on the stove. So, you will need to supervise them using the stove. Or, you can do that part yourself. 

We don’t really drink a lot of sweetened drinks here. But, these lollipops are a nice treat for a special day.

Remember that lollipops are hard candy can be a choking hazard for small children. Please do not give these to young children.

It’s very important that you use a candy thermometer for this recipe. If you don’t heat the mixture to the right temperature, it won’t set up properly.


And, if you cook it too long, it will be so hard that it won’t come out of the pot


Get the full directions here.

Recipe details

  • 8  each
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 (0.16 ounce) packet Kool-Aid drink mix

Instructions


Heat the ingredients in a small pot.
Bring it to a boil to the right setting stage using your thermometer.
Pour the mixture into the lollipop mold with the sticks.
Allow it to harden & remove.

Ellen LaFleche-Christian
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Comments

  • CatalinaRoux CatalinaRoux on Jul 08, 2021

    ‘Bring it to a boil to the right setting stage using your thermometer” is very vague. What is the specific temperature to get to?

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Jul 10, 2021

    I also wondered about the exact temperature or stage on the thermometer to stop the cooking or boiling. I'm not a candy maker, so this would help me too. Thanks!

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