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After the busy holiday season, with all of the extra candies and cookies and treats, I *try* to start the year off by starting fresh. Part of that means being mindful of what meals we eat. Now, I’m not saying that it’s perfect — because it certainly is not. In the last two weeks we’ve had pizza takeout twice. It’s about making small changes in moderation. Hopefully some of it will stick around. One of my favorite ways to make changes is by trying my hand at from-scratch recipes. These easy homemade blueberry lollipops are a simple way to try your hand at making candies for your family.
What you’ll need
This recipe is a little different than others I’ve shared. It requires a candy thermometer. If you haven’t used one before, no worries. I swear it’s not as complicated or as intimidating as it sounds. Try the one I’ve linked above — it has a handy clip for the side of your pot!
Besides that you’ll need lollipop sticks, a lollipop mold, and the following ingredients:
- light corn syrup
- cream of tartar
- Blueberry Flavoring
- blue Watkins natural food Coloring
Tips to make these easy homemade blueberry lollipops
Before you get started, you’ll need to know a few things. First and foremost, prep everything in advance. If you plan on saving the lollipops for later, be sure to have corn starch off to the side and ready.
Otherwise, I promise the recipe and steps are very straightforward. And you’ll love the results!
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/16 teaspoon cream of tartar or half of 1/8 teaspoon
- ½ vile of Blueberry Flavoring
- 25 drops of blue Watkins natural food Coloring
- 12 lollipop sticks
- Lollipop mold
- Candy thermometer
- Prepare your lollipop molds by placing them on a flat counter near your saucepan so the transfer is quick. Add your lollipop sticks to your lollipop mold.
- In a saucepan, add sugar, water, corn syrup, and cream of tartar. Mix.
- Place the hook of your candy thermometer to the side of your saucepan.
- Bring all your ingredients to a boil, mixing often with a wire whisk.
- Continue to whisk until your candy thermometer reaches the temperature of 260°F. Add in your blueberry Flavoring and Food Coloring. Whisk.
- Remove your saucepan from heat once your thermometer reaches 275°F. Immediately pour the ingredients from your saucepan and evenly distribute them into the cavities in your silicone molds. Make sure to pour over the sticks as well.
- Allow them to sit and cool.
- Once cooled, pop out and enjoy!
To store, you can individually wrap them in plastic, or dust them in corn starch and place them in an airtight container.