The Freshman Cook: Valentine Heart Lollipops!

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I have made lollipops in the past, but it has been a while. I had forgotten how easy, quick, and cute they are to make. I added these to the Valentines goodies I sent my son and his roommates.


(recipe from LorAnn Oils)

2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup 

3/4 cup water
1 dram (1tsp.) LorAnn Raspberry Flavoring

Neon Liquid Food Coloring

Heart Shaped Lollipop Mold

In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water.

Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

Spray your mold with pan spray.

Place candy thermometer in pan.

Bring to a boil without stirring.

Make sure to have a dish of water and a pastry type

brush  ready.

Cover a baking sheet with foil, and the spray with

pan spray. You may need this if you have left over

syrup after filling your molds. 

Cook, without stirring, until the temperature reaches 260º F.

The syrup will start to spray sides of the pan above the

mix. If that happens, carefully use the pastry brush

dipped in water to eliminate the syrup by brushing the side of

the pan back and forth until it drops into the mix.

Add drops of coloring, but still do not stir.

The boiling will incorporate the color into the syrup. 

Continue boiling until the syrup reaches 300 degrees.

Remove from heat and wait for boiling to stop.

Add flavor and stir.

Pour syrup into molds. 

A couple of the molds overflowed a little.

I waited for them to set up just slightly, then I took 

a paring knife and cut the excess while it was warm,

but not hot enough to scald.

I had some excess. so I poured it onto the pan we prepared

earlier and added these candy hearts.

I will crack it later.

Not a very good pic, but here are the five lollipops.

I tried to add a conversation heart to one of them,

but it didn’t turn out how I wanted it to.

Here are the finished lollipops.I wrapped them in 

Valentine cello bags and tied them with ribbon!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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