Homemade Lollipops

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I love a good party and I love sweets. Bonus points if they look pretty and can double as decorations. I made these lollipops for my daughter’s first birthday party when I wasn’t sobbing thinking about her being a toddler. Tears add flavor, right? I like this idea for wedding table numbers too.

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Here is what you need for supplies: Wilton candy melts, candy molds, lollipop sticks, and a microwave safe container.

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First, follow the instructions for melting the candy. I used a Pyrex liquid measuring cup which made the pouring easy. Then, place your stick in the mold and pour the melted candy into the mold. It helps to gently tap the mold to make sure the candy gets all the way into the mold and to get rid of any air bubbles. Keep a wet washcloth on hand to wipe access candy.

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Next, let the candy harden before removing the lollipop from the mold. Because I was making multiple of the same mold I was impatient and started putting the mold in the freezer to speed up the process – about four minutes.

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You can get candy molds in all sorts of shapes, but in a pinch you can use cookie cutters and waxed paper.

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To make a spot for the lollipop stick I used a skewer to make a hole (be very careful because it is very easy to crack the candy). Then I dipped the stick in a little of the melted candy to help it stay.

If you want more traditional lollipops, there is a recipe here. I have done it and it is pretty messy but you can pick your flavors.

 

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