Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MIB: Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Finished Product: Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops
What do you do when your kid says “Mom, I’m bored”?  Feed them sugar.  That will get them going for certain.   Or… head to the kitchen and cook together.  Try making these Jolly Rancher lollipops.  Yes, there are Jolly Rancher lollipops but with this version, you can taste up to three different flavors at once!

Travis’ third grade class did a SYB (strain your brain) project this year.  His classmate, Chloe, chose this project (in case you were wondering, Travis compared facts about the states that he has visited).  

Happy Birthday Camilla and Happy Anniversary Jen and Michael!

Place the candies on the parchment paper
1.      Jolly Rancher candies
2.      Lollipop sticks
3.      Aluminum foil
4.      Parchment paper
5.      Non-stick cooking spray, like Pam

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with foil and add parchment paper on top, spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.  Unwrap Jolly Ranchers and lay the candy on the parchment.  The candies should touch.
The candies are melted after 7-8 minutes. 
Insert the sticks into the candy before it hardens.
Bake for about 7-8 minutes, keeping a close eye on them, remove from oven when they are melting together but be careful not to leave them too long.  If you cook them too long, the candies melt into a very flat lollipop and it will break easily when licking it. 

Place the lollipop stick on top so that it is three quarters of the way through the candies.  Twist the stick gently so that the candy surrounds the stick and the stick sinks into the middle of the melted candies.  Let them set at room temperature about 10 minutes to harden.

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