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lollipop recipe

Homemade lollipops are fun and easy to make. The flavors and colors can be easily customized. The perfect homemade treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, lollipop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 159kcal


Lollipop Recipe

  • 8 oz granulated sugar
  • 5 oz corn syrup
  • 2 oz distilled water (or bottled)
  • 1/2 tsp candy flavoring
  • food coloring (optional)


  • Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a heavy-bottomed, stainless steel pot over med-high heat. Bring to a boil
  • Cover the mixture with the lid and let condensation build for 5 minutes (this helps to wash the sugar off the sides of the pan). Remove lid and reduce heat to medium. 
  • Insert candy thermometer and let mixture cook (do not stir) until it reaches 300ºF.
  • Remove mixture from heat and stir in flavoring and colors
  • Let mixture cool a bit until it's thick enough to hold it's shape when poured and then pour into circles on your silicone mat (or into your candy molds). Insert your lollipop sticks and let cool completely before removing them from the mat. 
  • Torch the back sides of the lollipops (optional) to make them super clear. Store in air-tight containers at room temperature or wrap individually to prevent them from getting sticky. 



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Sodium: 11mg | Sugar: 41g | Calcium: 2mg