Crazy Homemade Popsicles with a Candy Surprise

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?

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!

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Candy Surprise Popsicle Recipe

Kids Activities Blog hopes that you enjoy this twist on one of our favorite summertime treats.

Related: More popsicle recipes

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.

candy pop 4

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.

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

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?


  1. 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!

  2. These are seriously gorgeous, Rachel! What a great idea!

  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. Can i use something like a fruitpunch for substitute of lemonade

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