I love finding new sweet treat recipes to try, so when I ran across a homemade lollipop recipe I was sold! Especially when they are made using edible flowers. 😍 Plus these are perfect little sweet treats to make for our Easter brunch to give to the kids as favors.
I followed this recipe I found on Pinterest, but I’m including additional information that will be helpful if this is your first time making lollipops. I would recommend reading my tips below before using this recipe.
If you want to use edible flowers here is a list I found on Pinterest that can help you. Some flowers are not edible so make sure you choose ones that are.
1 dram of flavoring (I chose cherry)
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup of water
2 cups of sugar
Tip 1: The tutorial called for a lollipop mold, but I didn’t use one. I simply sprayed cooking spray on wax paper and put the hard crack candy mix directly on the wax paper. If you want the lollipops to be consistent in size I would recommend using a mold. Mine were all different sizes, but I was ok that. 😋
Tip 2: The candy mixture will harden very quickly. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half if you are not using a mold and want to add edible flowers to the lollipops. I only got 9 completed before the mix had hardened to the point the remaining was unusable. I wasted a little under half of the mixture.
Tip 3: The lollipops only take about 8 minutes to completely harden. If some of the wax paper sticks to the lollipop dab your finger in water and run it across the back. You’ll need to let the lollipop dry for an additional hour.
My oldest son and husband did a taste test and said they tasted like a cherry jolly rancher, so that was al the approval I needed.
Tip 4: To clean the utensils and saucepan simply run hot water over the hardened candy mix. The hot water will dissolve the candy within minutes.
I will say these were messy to make, but oh so worth it. 😋 I can’t wait to make another batch for our Easter brunch. I think I’ll try lavender. We shall see. 😉
Well friends, that’s it for this post. I hope you enjoyed it! If you decide to make them please tag me on Instagram @acarriedaffairdesigns Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time. Xoxo