Floral Hard Candy Suckers
Today I’m sharing how to make your own floral lollipops. Hard candy is a true (and temperamental) art form, but that shouldn't shy you away from whipping up a batch of these on summer afternoon. With careful attention to detail, beautiful hard candy is achievable and well worth the effort.
Floral Hard Candy SUckers
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- Food coloring
1 dram Lorann OilInstructions:
- Before you start, cover your working area with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Over low heat, combine 2 cups of sugar, 2/3 cup of light corn syrup, and 3/4 cup of water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Turn heat to medium-high and allow mixture to boil WITHOUT stirring it. This is really imporant to get clear hard candy.
- When your candy therometer reads 260 degrees (F), add in your food coloring. Do not stir, the bubbles will automatically combine it for you.
- When your candy themometer reads 300 degrees (F), take off the heat immediately, add in the LorAnn Oil and flowers. Stir a few times.
- Pour into a pyrex measuring dish with a spout for easy pouring.
- Pour into your silcone molds and place your lollipop sticks in after you've filled your molds. You will need to work pretty quickly.
- Allow to cool at room teperature (about 20 minutes). In order to get the hard candy off of your saucepan, just boil warm water and it will dissolve.
- Suckers are finished when they can be removed easily from molds.
These floral lollipops look so refined and delicate, but in reality they only take about a half hour to make. I’ve been whipping up a batch every time we finish the last one since they are quick to make. Plus, who can say no to putting flowers on errrthing. Our favorite flavors have been lavender lemonade and pineapple. Yum! What are your favorite flavors?