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Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We still make them in a rainbow of jewel colors in her memory every Christmas. They're great stocking stuffers!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon, apple or cherry flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon yellow, green or red liquid food coloring


  • Place lollipop sticks in hard candy molds or arrange sticks 3 in. apart on greased foil-lined baking sheets; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover and cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in flavoring and food coloring, keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong. Immediately pour into prepared molds or pour free-form over ends of lollipop sticks on baking sheets. Let cool before removing.
Editor's Note
We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • Jacob
    Nov 23, 2020

    No comment left

  • Carol
    Feb 19, 2020

    This is the only lollipop recipe that works well I make a batch at least once a month everyone loves them

  • Allyson
    Jan 20, 2020

    Does not turn out well. You’re suppose to use more sugar than corn syrup for lollipops. I don’t know if this is a legit resource.

  • ojc0806
    Nov 20, 2012

    Easy to follow instructions. YUMMY!