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Valentine Suckers

Made From Pinterest
Course Candy


  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp extract in any flavor of your choosing. My favorite is almond which is what I used
  • Food coloring if desired
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Candy thermometer


  • Prepare at least two baking sheets by lining them with Silpat nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. Line up your lollipop sticks on your baking sheets about 4 inches apart.
  • In a large glass bowl, fill with ice and water and then set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and your candy thermometer reaches 310 which is the hard crack stage. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes. Occasionally wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent crystals from forming.
  • Add your extract to your mix then immediately set pan into ice-water bath to stop the cooking (syrup will steam vigorously) Let sit about 25 seconds. (If you want a colored candy, add your food dye with the extract)
  • WORKING QUICKLY, pour syrup onto your lollipop sticks, forming circles that are about 3 to 31/2 inches in diameter.
  • Add sprinkles, candies, seeds, etc. and lightly press into the lollipop.
  • NOTE: I would pour a lollipop and then sprinkle my sprinkles and then do another lollipop and sprinkles, as the candy hardens quickly!
  • Let sit until completely hardened and cooled.
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