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2 Ingredient 5 Minute Lollipops

You guys asked for it and you got it!  From one of my most popular videos to date for 5 minute glass candy, I bring you an even simpler version for lollipops that only have 2 ingredients and take 5 minutes.  The base of this easy diy candy is so simple, I’ve even used it as an easy decoration for my blood splatter cupcakes, acting as glass daggers.

The other good news?  The smallest amount of both ingredients yields a half dozen shiny lollipops that are endlessly customizable.  Last year, I created party favors with this same recipe by pouring the candy, infused with a bit of rose water into silicone molds and pressing candied rose petals into them.  They were effortlessly elegant and looked so polished.  You can pretty much color or flavor this candy any way you want.  Dried fruit, chocolate drizzle or edible glitter are a pretty good start and from there, the options are endless.  I would love to see yours.  Just #DIYLIDAY and I’ll post your pictures on Facebook.

Today, I’m keeping things clean with the basic sugary-candy flavor and a fun sprinkle of snowflakes for the season {though, 70* seems to be the average temperature around here lately}.  After I made them, I also realized that they would be such fun favors for a Frozen-themed birthday party too.2 Ingredient 5 Minute Lollipops

No matter which route you take to decorate these and make them your own, please consider 2 important factors when making candy at home.  First, the sugar syrup gets crazy hot.  Please use caution when handling it.  It’s best to not walk away and stay with it while it cooks.  It will bubble up voraciously so please use a heat proof/microwave safe vessel that is large enough to accommodate the cooking syrup by 2-3 times its original volume.  Consider that not all glass is made equal.  Make sure that what you’re using is safe to cook in.  Second, the coveted hard candy texture is only achieved by reaching 300*.  The best way to gauge this is through a digital thermometer.

If you don’t have a microwave or have an aversion to using one, you can successfully duplicate the results over the stove top by cooking the syrup low and slow.  Make sure you don’t stir it after the initial mix to blend the sugar/corn syrup together.  Tilting and swirling the pan is the best method here.  This candy also has a tendency to set fairly quickly so work with careful speed and precision.  A silicone mat/parchment is your best friend here.  I do not recommend wax paper for this job.  Beyond these points, my recipe is a fairly straightforward process that can be fun to make and share with your loved ones this holiday season.  Enjoy!

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2 Ingredient 5 Minute Lollipops
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Serves: 6 Lollipops

  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • ¼ c light corn syrup*

  1. Stir the sugar and corn syrup together in a microwave safe vessel. Make sure it will accommodate 2-3 times its original volume. If using extracts/colors, add those in here as well.
  2. Microwave for 2 minute intervals and watch the mixture closely. It will bubble voraciously. In my 1.45 kw microwave, it took 4 minutes to reach 300* The best way to gauge this accurately is through a candy thermometer.
  3. Pour the candy over lollipop sticks on silpat/parchment {not wax}.
  4. Work quickly and carefully. Press in decorations, if desired.
  5. Edible glitter, dried fruits, drizzled chocolate and etc are all nice add-in options.

*or Lyles golden syrup, I only recommend these two for this recipe.




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8 thoughts on “2 Ingredient 5 Minute Lollipops

  • brian says:

    another Squishy Sugary Sweets creation!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope you’re having an awesome weekend, Brain! Thank you for being here =)

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I love this! How easy and people will think you spent all day

  • thehautecookie says:

    what can’t you do ???? so cute you have impeccable taste! gorg! xO!

  • Victoria says:

    I’m gonna give these a go tomorrow! Loving your recipes already!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Huge hugs, Victoria!! =)

  • Sheryl Couch says:

    U r amazing thanks for cutting my cooking time for making sucker way down thank again

  • Lauren says:

    It is really simple, I am 12 years old and it was really easy to do. I looked at many other recipes for the hard candy, and they have to boil there’s really high. I just put it the microwave for 2 minutes, took it out, had to stir it because it is REALLY bubbly. If you want it to be powdered I used Spartan10x powdered sugar and it worked amazing. Perfect Christmas gift for someone who likes candy. If you put sprinkles in it it will just turn to that color. But it gives it even more delicious taste.

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