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Old Fashioned Lollipops

Author: Cindy Hopper


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tsp Professional Strength Flavoring
  • ¼ tsp Liquid food coloring


  • Lightly spray molds with cooking spray and insert pencil pops into your molds.
  • In large heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.Bring mixture to a boil without stirring. This syrup gets very hot. Children must watch the next steps from afar!
  • When syrup temperature reaches 260°F, add the coloring.DO NOT STIR; boiling will incorporate the coloring into the syrup.
  • Remove from heat at 300°. Watch closely from 260° to 300°, the temperature will rise quickly.Remove from heat.When boiling has stopped, stir in flavoring.
  • I then CAREFULLY pour the mixture into a heat proof ceramic pitcher or glass batter bowl.This makes it easy to pour into the molds.It also allows you to be able to slightly reheat the mixture in the microwave if it cools too quickly.
  • Immediately pour syrup into the molds.
  • After lollipops have cooled they may be removed from the molds.
  • Stick pencil in pencil pop.