My son will do anything for a Dum-Dum. I really mean it. He even loves going to the doctor, because there’s a lollipop in it for him afterwards. The second the shots are done, he’s zeroed in on the lollipop jar, and heaven help the poor nurse who doesn’t offer it to him fast enough!
Which is why we tried our hand at making lollipops this last week. We followed the recipe from my old Betty Crocker cookbook, but I didn’t have any flavorings on hand, so we used what we had: Kool-Aid. It was a hit. The lollipops have a strong flavor, and gorgeous color from the Kool-Aid and I even enjoyed them.
When we did them again this time, we used three packets to get a bunch of fun colors. The blue ones use Blue Lemonade, we used Tropical Fruit for the red (which is stain-a-licious. Not sure I recommend that one…), and Lemonade for the yellow.
We also don’t own a lollipop mold, so we just poured the sugar mixture right onto a greased piece of foil. I think it’s kind of fun – each lollipop is different, and my son loves watching the mixture decide on a shape.