Valentine’s Lollipops

P2021860I was looking through Valentine’s Ideas when I saw that Trendy Treehouse  did a great post and I was super excited to find Roots & Wings Co who posted this great recipe for Nana’s Suckers. I had never made suckers before but these were so cute that I had to give it a try. I had a little trouble finding sucker  molds. I didn’t have time to order the snazzy stainless steel ones they had so mine are a lot thinner. I think they turned out quit well. Especially since I had never even used a candy thermometer!! Thanks to the Sisters over at Roots & Wings Co I am in love and think I will be making suckers for every holiday!!
I halved the recipe. I only had 1 mold (5 lollipops) and this recipe made about 15 pops.
1 c sugar
1/4 c light karo syrup
1/4 c water
Bring to 260 degrees on a candy thermometer and then add coloring (I like the paste) and when it hits 290 take off heat and add flavoring. I used cherry.
This is what it looks like just as you need to remove it from the heat!! P2021864This is how I am going to give them to Jack’s Class. 


  1. RootsAndWingsCo says:

    Oh, I’m sooo excited that you made these! Honestly they are my favorite traditional food to make! So many great memories of these for me. My Mom ALWAYS made them. She already made them this year with Anjeanette, and I can’t wait until next week when she’ll make them with me (baking is so much more fun with someone!)! I’m glad you loved them as well!
    Yours turned out darling! What molds did you use? I always just borrow my Mom’s, as they’re not easy to find!
    Rebecca of the R&W Gals
    PS Thanks for linking to us, and leaving us a comment! So sweet!

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