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Lollipops on a stick: what to make colorful candies at home

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Recipe for homemade lollipops on a stick. Source: Pixabay

Homemade lollipops are sweets that everyone has known since childhood. They are budget-friendly, easy, and quick to make. They are also very popular with children. Especially if you make some colorful lollipops and serve them effectively on a stick.

Food blogger Vitalina (v.vanilinka) shared a recipe for homemade lollipops on a stick on her Instagram page.

Recipe for homemade lollipops on a stick

Basic rules of cooking:

  • Cook the caramel to a temperature of 150 degrees, otherwise the lollipops will leak. You can check the readiness by dropping a drop of caramel into cold water, if it becomes solid, it's ready.
  • If the caramel in the saucepan begins to harden, put it on the stove and warm it slightly, but do not boil or stir.
  • The lollipops harden completely in 10-15 minutes. After that, they should be put into bags and stored in a dry place. The shelf life is 6 months.
Lollipops made from sugar at home

Ingredients:

  • white sugar - 110 g
  • glucose syrup - 50 g
  • water - 40 ml
  • silicone mat
  • water-soluble paint (optional)
Lollipops on a stick for children

Method of preparation:

1. Mix all the ingredients (except the paint) in a saucepan with a thick bottom and bring to a boil over medium heat. After the caramel boils, it is advisable not to stir it. In general, cook the caramel for about 8 minutes after boiling.

2. After that, remove the saucepan from the heat and add the coloring, if desired. Stir the caramel.

Caramel lollipops

3. When the caramel stops bubbling, pour the lollipops onto a silicone mat. Do it quickly and insert the sticks from the bottom before the caramel thickens.

4. Leave the lollipops to cool completely.

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