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Candy Making - Make your Own Lollipops

Fun craft for older kids to make for the younger ones!


1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Food coloring
Popsicle sticks


1. Evenly space 16 Popsicle sticks on a buttered cookie sheet (or non- stick pan).

2. In a saucepan, heat butter, sugar and corn syrup over medium heat; stir until boils. Reduce heat and cook until reaches 270 degrees on a candy thermometer, stir often.

3. Add food coloring of your choice. Drop mixture by tablespoon onto the end of each popsicle stick. When lollipops are cool, remove from sheet and wrap in plastic wrap.


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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