Rainbow Swirl Lollipops

"By playing around with food coloring before the lollipops set, you can make some beautiful designs. You can also use...
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Rainbow Swirl Lollipops
Lollipop Love/Antonis Achilleos

Rainbow Swirl Lollipops

"By playing around with food coloring before the lollipops set, you can make some beautiful designs. You can also use multiple colors for an even more striking effect. Thicker gel colorings work best because they are easier to guide around with a toothpick." - Anita Chu, author of Lollipop Love

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24
Servings
44
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

STORAGE
Store wrapped in cellophane bags, twist-tied shut, in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup water
  • ¼ Cup light corn syrup
  • ½ Teaspoon (or up to 1 teaspoon) candy flavoring or vanilla extract
  • Food coloring in various colors

Directions

Coat lollipop molds lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Place lollipop sticks in the molds.

Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 300 degrees F (hard-crack stage). Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat.

Add the candy flavoring and stir to combine.

Pour the mixture into a heatproof measuring con­tainer with a spout, or a candy funnel. Divide the mixture among the prepared molds.

Working quickly, add a drop of food coloring to each lollipop. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to swirl the food coloring around. You can add more drops or different colors as desired.

Let the lollipops cool and harden, about 15 minutes, before removing them from the molds. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
3mg
0%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
6mg
0%