The countdown to graduation continues!
The recipe used in making these lollipops is from Sprinkle Bakes, once again I halved the recipe. This is my second time successfully making these and they are easy and I just love them! Before starting the cooking process, using cooking spray, I sprayed my 2 lollipop molds (makes 6 lollipops each) and sprayed a loaf pan to accommodate the extra candy to be broken up for snacking as well. I also put the sticks in the molds at this time.
In a medium saucepan, stir together- 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup corn syrup, and 1/3 cup water. Cook on high heat, without stirring, until 302 degrees on a candy thermometer. As soon as the temperature is reached, remove from heat and add candy flavoring and candy coloring. Using a metal spoon, spoon the molten hot candy into each of the lollipop cavities and pour the rest into the loaf pan.
After about 30 minutes, I unmolded everything and piped the dates on with candy melts that I had melted and put into a piping bag with a coupler and Wilton tip 3.
These would also be for a New Year's treat with the year piped on! There are endless posibilities from names, to dates, to swirls in how the lollipops are decorated.