Peppermint Lollipops Recipe
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Peppermint Lollipops Recipe

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These lollipops can be made with any shape cookie cutter. Gingerbread men, snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer -- there are endless color and design options...so let your creative juices flow! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • Red and/or green paste food coloring
  • 10 lollipop sticks
  • Crushed peppermint candies, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 179 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.

Directions

  1. Butter 10 assorted metal cookie cutters and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and cream of tartar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in oil, keeping face away from mixture as odor is very strong. For each color of candy swirls, pour 1/4 cup sugar mixture into a ramekin or custard cup; tint red or green.
  3. Immediately pour remaining sugar mixture into prepared cookie cutters. Drizzle with colored mixtures as desired; cut through with a toothpick to swirl. Remove cutters just before lollipops are set; firmly press a lollipop stick into each. Sprinkle peppermint candies over tops if desired. Yield: 10 lollipops.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with LorAnn peppermint oil. It can be found at candy and cake decorating supply shops or at www.lorannoils.com. We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Peppermint Lollipops in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p91

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 179 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"This tastes really good, but it is difficult to do perfect. I think I might need to try three times to get it right."

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This recipe is farely easy to make...The peppermint oil is very strong and when making this be sure to keep your face away from the pan when adding the oil becuase it the steam is very strong...Instead of making suckers I just made one big piece of candy and broke it up into bites, kind of like rock candy..."

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