Rainbow lollipops recipe
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup glucose syrup
- 1 tblsp water
- Food colouring if desired
- Flavouring, if desired
- Sugar thermometer
- Lollipop candy moulds
- Lollipop sticks
Spray candy moulds with canola spray and place lollipop sticks in position.
Drop 1 drop of colour into the candy mould.
Place sugar, syrup and water into a saucepan with sugar thermometer clipped to sde of saucepan so the mercury sits in the mixture and not on the base of the saucpan.
Heat the saucepan on a medium to high heat until the mixture starts to boil. Do not stir.
Monitor the heat, when the temperature reaches 275°C take saucepan off the heat immediately. Stir flavour through with metal fork if required, then pour mixture into candy moulds.
With a spare lollipop stick, stir the colour through until you have the effect you desire (add a few colours to get a marbled effect too!).
Leave to set for 30 minutes.
Wrap in cellophane bags away from moisture for up to 1 month.
- Sugar is very dangerous when hot, and burns from sugar are much more severe. Take care and do not test sugar with fingers!
- Sugar thermometers are under $10 and available from kitchenware stores.
- Don't be tempted to use chocolate moulds instead of candy moulds. Most chocolate moulds cannot withstand the heat of boiling sugar and will melt.
- These lollipops are a great personalised gift to give at a wedding or in place of lolly bag at a children's birthday party.
- This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.