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Fossil Lollipops

Today it's Edible Art. Here is a fun treat for all you Dinosaur lovers out there! Candy making is easy with these dinosaur lollipops.


  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • Gummy candy (worms, fish, dinosaurs, whatever you can find)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • flavoring oil or extract ( remember oils are VERY strong flavored! Use just a little.) use about 1/4 tsp oil of up to 2 tsp extract.
  • yellow food coloring


  1. Arrange 6 of your sticks on the cookie sheets so they won't be to close to each other.
  2. Put 1 -2 gummy candies at the top of the stick.
  3. Stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a pan over med- high heat until sugar dissolves.
  4. Now WITHOUT stirring boil this until a candy thermometer reads 300*-310* F. IMMEDIATELY remove from heat. Wait until boiling stops. Now add your extract or oil and a drop of food coloring.
  5. Working very quickly spoon 2 - 3 TBSP of syrup over the candies and top of the sticks. You can also use molds if you have them. Don't worry if the candy melts a little it will get firmer again as the syrup cools.




Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at  

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