Old Fashioned Lollipops
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. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor’s Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by…
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