Cherry Lollipops

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Servings: 15 - 20 lollipops
Prep Time: 18 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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3/4 cup white sugar
4 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1   (3-ounce) box cherry gelatin dessert
nonstick vegetable cooking spray

Special equipment:
20 lollipop sticks
Metal tablespoon measure
Candy thermometer





Butter or spray nonstick vegetable cooking spray onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Arrange half of the lollipop sticks on each and set aside.

Cook’s Note: When measuring corn syrup, spray measuring cup with nonstick spray as corn syrup will pour out smoother.

In a small saucepan over medium heat add sugar, butter and corn syrup together until sugar has dissolved.

Slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Insert a candy thermometer into syrup and continue cooking until temperature reaches 300 degrees F. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin until smooth. Cook’s Note: This sugar syrup is very hot and can cause a painful burn!

Using a metal tablespoon and working quickly, drop heaping spoonfuls of lollipop syrup on end of each lollipop stick. Cool completely. Wrap each sucker in plastic wrap and store in an air tight container.

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Reader Comments:


Wondering if a recipe exists that does not include corn syrup, any ideas?

By Mary on March 14, 2012


I am wondering if you can just spread this in a shallow, sprayed pan, let it dry and break it like you would rock candy....anyone try this yet?

By Lori TenBrook on February 29, 2012


why does my butter separate from my sugar some times? Thank you

By Tim Gonzales on August 25, 2011


They taste yummy, but I can't seem to get them to stay liquid enough to drop. Any ideas?

By Melodye on July 30, 2011


I love love love them and so do the kids

By Anonymous on August 25, 2010


I love the lollipops my 2 grandchildren love them .I adopted 10 kids who r now my grandchildren there mom saysd they love the lollipops already have me making more fyi love your pans buying one by one but well worth it

By Anonymous on July 25, 2010


the lolli pops were a save for christmas we had everything rate here and my two year gave it his aproval. thanks paula deen for the cooliest ideas!!!!

By Anonymous on December 13, 2009

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