Treats for Kids: Make Your Own Easy Lollipops

Did you know that July 20th is National Lollipop Day? My kids love sweet treats just like everyone else. However, my little girl is only 3 and I still don’t feel comfortable with her having a piece of hard candy because it could be a choking hazard. I hate eating one in front of her but now I’ve found a new way that she can still enjoy hard candies and still stay safe. I saw a post on A Little Art Can’t Hurt that showed me how to turn my Jolly Rancher candies into lollipops! Now even my 3-year-old can enjoy them!

make your own lollipops recipe by kidsactivitiesblog.com
Let’s make our own lollipops!

let’s make your own easy lollipop

We’ve only tried this with Jolly Rancher candies but I imagine it would work with other hard candies like Life Savers. If you try other candies, let me know how they turn out.

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Things needed to make your own lollipop easy recipe by kidsactivitiesblog.com
Things you need to make your own lollipop!

make your own Easy Lollipop Ingredients

  • Jolly Rancher candies
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking pan

instructions to make your own easy lollipop

Step 1

Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Place the Jolly Rancher candies on the parchment paper. Kidsactivitiesblog.com
Place the Jolly Rancher candies on the parchment paper.

Step 2

Place the Jolly Rancher candies on the parchment paper. We used three candies per lollipop but these made some really big lollipops. Next time we’ll probably just use 2 candies each.

Step 3

Place the baking pan in the oven at 225 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the candies have completely melted.

Step 4

Remove the baking pan from the oven.

Place one end of a lollipop stick in each melted candy. KidsActivitiesBlog.com
Place one end of a lollipop stick in each melted candy.

Step 5

Place one end of a lollipop stick in each melted candy and roll the stick to cover all sides.

Step 6

Let cool for about 20 minutes until hardened.

Enjoy!

Yield: 5 lollipops

Make Your Own Easy Lollipops

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This lollipop recipe is very easy to make. Moms will no longer worry that lollipops or candies will be dangerous for toddlers. Kiddos will eat lots so keep an eye!

Prep Time 12 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Jolly Rancher candies

Tools

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking pan

Instructions

  1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the Jolly Rancher candies on the parchment paper. 
  3. Place the baking pan in the oven at 225 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the candies have completely melted.
  4. Remove the baking pan from the oven.
  5. Place one end of a lollipop stick in each melted candy and roll the stick to cover all sides.
  6. Let cool for about 20 minutes until hardened.

more lollipops and popsicles treats

Did you make this easy lollipop treat? What did your kids think?

4 Comments

  1. We made these last spring using LifeSavers and they turned out great. We arranged 5 in a circle to make flowers.

  2. Thanks!!!

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