This easy homemade candy popsicle is really a fun and unique idea to try with kids this summer. Nothing says summertime for kids better than refreshing homemade popsicle ice pops. They are easy to make but have you ever considered adding a little candy surprise inside your ice pop? These homemade popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and perfect for summer…or anytime!

Homemade popsicle Candy Surprise! Sweet treat hidden in these popsicle ice pops! - 2 homemade popsicles shown on a plate - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make these homemade candy popsicles!

Candy Surprise Homemade Popsicle Recipe

Kids Activities Blog hopes that you enjoy this twist on one of our favorite summertime treats. These homemade popsicles are perfect on a hot summer day and are a fun way to cool off.

What’s great is there are so many other ways to make these too! You can make these full of candy for a sweet treat or you can turn them into homemade fruit popsicles which in turn make them healthy homemade popsicles!

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Homemade popsicles- child hand full of various candy like candy string and gummies
Let’s start with your favorite candy!

Ingredients Needed to Make Candy Ice Pops

  • Favorite candy*
  • Lemonade

*Some of the sweet candy that my children chose for their popsicle ice pops included candied fruit wedges, gummy rope, jelly beans, gummy bears, licorice sticks, even some silly gummy spiders.  

Supplies Needed to Make Candy Popsicles

  • Popsicle mold or paper Dixie cup and popsicle stick
  • Freezer
Beautiful homemade popsicle ice pops with a sweet candy surprise!

Directions to Make Candy Popsicles

Step 1

Place one or two pieces of candy in each popsicle mold.

Step 2

Fill the mold near full with lemonade.

Step 3

Freeze overnight or until fully frozen.

Homemade popsicle- child eating blue and lemonade popsicle

Homemade Popsicle Recipe Notes:

Make these homemade popsicles your own!

  • Instead of lemonade add coconut water and Greek yogurt for creamy popsicles.
  • Don’t like candy? Mix in a fruit puree sweetened with maple syrup. Or maybe add your favorite fruit or whole fruit like berries.
  • Use orange juice instead of lemonade or whatever your favorite use is to make delicious homemade ice pops.
  • Add a combination of different flavors. Like pudding and peanut butter for some rich and easy homemade popsicles.

Finished Candy Filled Ice Pop

The frozen treat of a candy filled popsicle is so awesome and yummy! In fact, we thought the finished products were almost too gorgeous to eat! They look almost like frozen art. But that didn’t actually slow the kids down. They said these candy popsicles were as yummy as they were beautiful!

Our Experience Making Candy Ice Pops

Recently a candy store moved into our neighborhood. Of course, our kids were elated! We wanted to limit the amount of sugar the kids were consuming, and still enjoy the magic, fun and “event” of the candy store.

Each of our kids (we have six kiddos) got to pick a child sized handful of candy. After eating one piece of candy we put the rest of the treats into Popsicle molds. Then we filled the molds up with lemonade and froze them.

Our Favorite Popsicle Molds

We love healthy popsicles with simple ingredients and we love the perfect summer treat which is ice pops with candy in them! But to make these you need a mold and we have found a bunch of good options. These are the best popsicle molds:

homemade popsicle- child eating candy popsicle with candy
Let’s eat our yummy candy popsicles!

Crazy Homemade Popsicles with a Candy Surprise

Crazy Homemade Popsicles with a Candy Surprise

Make your own homemade popsicles using only a few ingredients. This sweet treat is perfect for a hot summer day!


  • Favorite candy
  • Lemonade
  • Popsicle mold or paper Dixie cup and popsicle stick
  • Freezer


  1. Place one or two pieces of candy in each popsicle mold.
  2. Fill the mold near full with lemonade.
  3. Freeze overnight or until fully frozen.

More Popsicle Fun from Kids Activities Blog

Kids love sweet popsicle ice pops any time of year but they are especially refreshing on a warm summer day after lots of joyful play outside.  What kind of sweet treat would your child like to find as a candy surprise in their popsicle ice pops? 

What types of candy did you use in your candy surprise popsicle treats?

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  3. oh wow these look SO yum!
    Now I just wish it was summer here.. maybe we’ll have a ‘not summer party’ and make these!?!?

  4. These are such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing, I know our summer just might have to include a batch of these. Pinned this onto our Cooking with Kids Board!