Spooktacular Suckers

    Posted by  ·  October 7, 2011

    As you know I am totally intrigued with making hard candy lollipops! I am especially into making the suckers opaque! Just a bit of liquid white food coloring does the job. It is the perfect trick for making these ghosts!

    Supplies for making Hard Candy Ghost Suckers


    Light Corn Syrup

    1/2 tsp flavoring

    food coloring

    1/2 tsp liquid white food color

    sucker sticks

    sucker bags

    twist ties

    ghost hard candy molds

    candy thermometer

    candy eyes

    How to make Ghost Suckers

    Grease inside of molds with shortening or cooking spray. Place molds on flat greased surface. A marble slab or or new cookie sheet works great. If using the metal molds, place clip over tabs and insert sucker stick between tabs.

    Combine 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup white (light) corn syrup, 1/2 cup water  in a small sauce pan. Stir mixture over medium heat until sugar is dissolved (about three minutes). Raise temperature to medium high and cook without stirring until mixture reaches 300 (hard crack stage). This takes about 10 minutes depending on your stove.

    Once at hard crack stage (300 degrees) remove immediately from heat. Add in 1/2 teaspoon flavoring  and about 1 1/2 teaspoons white liquid food color to make the suckers opaque.

    Pour mixture into a glass or ceramic pitcher to make filling molds easier. If mixture sets to quickly in can be re-heated in the microwave for 15 seconds.

    Fill molds.

    Once lollipops have cooled enough to set, remove from molds. Use a tiny dab of candy writer to attach 1/4 inch candy eyes to the ghost.


    If you would rather craft your suckers than make them, give these Tootsie Pop Pumpkins a try. It is a super easy Halloween crafts for kids.

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    1. Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
      Love this, and look forward to your blog everyday. If you have a chance, and are on pinterest, would you mind sending me an invite? Thanks a ton! And if you have a chance to check out my blog, that would be greatly appreciated as well :0)
    2. Monday, October 10th, 2011
      They are so perfect!
    3. Sunday, October 9th, 2011
      Cheesecake flavored suckers - Yum! I just stumbled these!
    4. Sunday, October 9th, 2011
      These are too cute!
    5. Saturday, October 8th, 2011
      These are ADORABLE!!!!
    6. Saturday, October 8th, 2011
      These are the cutest Halloween lollipops! I definitely want to make some :)
    7. Friday, October 7th, 2011
      These are TOO CUTE!
      I really like the offset yellow eyed spook!
    8. Traci66
      Friday, October 7th, 2011
      Where do you get the liquid food color and candy molds?
      ozzykelley1 at yahoo dot com

      Your sucks are tooo cute. I too like to my various candies.
    9. stacey
      Friday, October 7th, 2011
      love these! I think my kiddos will have to help make a few batches of these to share for the fall parties.
      cheesecake flavoured lollies... yumm!