DIY Lollipops and Popsicles

Did you know that June is National Candy Month? Yes, some awesome person somewhere designated a month for candy. I love candy and eat it more than I should, so I just had to dedicate this blog post to some of my favorite treats.

~Bow Tie Lollipops

I made some delicious lollipops using candy melts and other products by Wilton. These items were bought on sale at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store:

  • candy melts
  • lollipop mold
  • candy flavoring

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The process was easy.

I used two bags of candy melts (green and pink) for this project. I melted each bag of candy melts in the microwave, stirring them at 30 second intervals until they looked like this:

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I also mixed in a couple of drops of candy flavoring into the melts. The flavoring isn’t needed because the candy melts are already sweet. I’m a fan of cherries and wanted the lollipops to have a cherry taste.

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I then spooned the melts halfway into the molds, added the lollipop sticks, then filled the rest of the molds with the melts.

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I put the lollipops into the freezer and let them set for about 10 minutes. Once solid, I removed the lollipops by gently twisting the mold.

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How cute are these bow ties? The best part is that they taste good.

True story: I accidentally broke all the pink lollipops I made because I dropped them on the counter after taking them out of the freezer. I was not happy, but it didn’t take long for me to make more lollipops.

 

~Gummy Bear Popsicles

This is a very simple and delicious recipe that I found on Pinterest. Everyone else used Sprite with the gummy bears, but I didn’t have any Sprite, so I used pink lemonade.

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I put the gummy bears inside the molds (I bought this popsicle mold for $1 at Dollar Tree).

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Then I poured in the lemonade and added the tops.

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I let the popsicles freeze for several hours.

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Once I took them out of the freezer, I ran the mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen the popsicles.

Here’s what they look like:

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The popsicles were sweet and tasty and perfect for Summer.

 

What’s your favorite candy? Share your thoughts and comments.

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “DIY Lollipops and Popsicles

  1. How cute is these gummy bear popsicles! What a super idea for a party. Thanks for sharing and I pinned it. 🙂 Brandi

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