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Old-Fashioned Lollipops

 Old-Fashioned Lollipops
Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We still make them in a rainbow of jewel colors in her memory every Christmas. They're great stocking stuffers!
12 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon, apple or cherry flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon yellow, green or red liquid food coloring

Directions

  • Place lollipop sticks in hard candy molds or arrange sticks 3 in.
  • apart on greased foil-lined baking sheets; set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil
  • over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3
  • minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover and cook over
  • medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads
  • 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in flavoring and food coloring, keeping
  • face away from mixture as odor is very strong. Immediately pour into
  • prepared molds or pour free-form over ends of lollipop sticks on
  • baking sheets. Let cool before removing. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 123 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.