A Christmas lollipop is a fun alternative to all the holiday baked goods.
Turn the man made of snow into a man made of sugar! A 3D snowman lollipop is a cute treat for the kids, for the neighbors, or as a fun adventure in candy making. With the right tools, the process is a cinch.
Alanna Story shares the step-by-step method for making your own holiday lollipops. There are two ways you can do it: 3D, or 2D. If you don’t have the time to make them three dimensional, the 2D version is an easy substitute.
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By: Alanna Story from @TheSweetStoryLine
Time: 35-40 minutes
Yields : 2-4 3D snowman lollipops or 9 regular snowman mold lollipops
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/2 tsp. Lorann oils extra strength marshmallow flavor
- 5 drops of lorann oils white food coloring
To paint on lollipops
- 1 drop black gel food coloring
- 1 drop orange gel food coloring
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-4quart saucepan pot. And stir with wooden spoon. Place on medium heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil WITHOUT stirring. When syrup temperature reaches between 250-260 degrees Fahrenheit add 5 drops of white food coloring. Do not stir. Boiling action will incorporate color. Remove from heat at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Add in 1/2 tsp. Marshmallow flavoring and stir carefully. Avoid rising steam it can burn.
Carefully pour sugar mixture into lightly greased small, large sphere mold and large flat round lollipop molds. Let cool completely before taking them out of molds takes about 15-20 minutes. Take out of molds and and with a cooking torch lightly torch the bottom of the large sphere and place onto he large flat lollipop. Then heat the small sphere candy and place on top of the larger sphere and it should look like a snowman. Once assembled take your black food coloring and paint two eyes, mouth and buttons on it. Then take your orange and paint the carrot nose. Let dry for 10 minutes. Lollipops will be good for about a month in an airtight container.
If using regular flat snowman molds you just need to take out of mold and paint and enjoy.
*A candy thermometer will help incredibly well with the temperature changes. I use the glass one from Lorann Oils.