Get creative with flavors and colors.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 36 Lollipops
3 dozen lollipop sticks
1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon food coloring
1-1/2 teaspoons flavor extract
Place sticks on parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving several inches between each stick.
Cook and stir corn syrup, sugar and water in medium saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar, then cook, without stirring, to 300˚F or until small amount of mixture separates into hard, brittle threads in very cold water.
Cool for one minute, then stir in food coloring and extract. To color and flavor: use red food color with anise; green with peppermint; yellow with lemon; and orange with orange flavoring, OR create your own flavor and color combinations!
Pour a small amount of candy over one end of each popsicle stick to make a circle 2 inches across. If candy sets too hard to pour, stir over very low heat just to re-melt.
Let cool completely before removing from pan. Store in a tightly covered container with waxed paper between layers OR wrap each individually.
Recipe Note: For more intense flavor, use several drops of flavoring oils rather than extracts.