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Coffee Stirrer Sticks

As a holiday novelty, it's hard to lick this lollipop for grown-ups! It doubles as a coffee stirrer, and it makes a special party favor or stocking stuffer.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 1 dozen


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 wooden lollipop or craft sticks
  • Plastic wrap
  • Red and green ribbons


  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, coffee, corn syrup, cocoa and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage), about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Immediately stir in vanilla, then pour into a greased 2-cup heat-proof glass measuring cup. Working quickly, pour tablespoonfuls into circles on a greased baking sheet and lay a stick in each circle. Allow to cool until hardened. When cooled, wrap with plastic wrap and tie with ribbon. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's Note
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 70 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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  • nealdowntome
    Feb 8, 2014

    These were too complicated and were too sticky.