Peppermint Christmas Lollipops

Peppermint Invisible Lollipops Recipe

Peppermint Lollipops Recipe

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Prep Time:10 mins

Cook Time:10-15 mins

Yield: 12 lollipops

Christmas sprinkle cheer clear invisible pops. These peppermint Christmas lollipops are hard clear candy windows of fun textured with Christmas related sprinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • assorted sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Line two baking sheets with Silpat nonstick baking mats or parchment paper. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside.
  2. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Once dissolved, stop stirring, but occasionally wash down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent crystals from forming; boil until mixture turns golden and registers 300-310℉ (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Immediately set pan into ice-water bath to stop the cooking (syrup will steam vigorously); let sit about 20 seconds. Swirl pan 2 minutes more to cool.
  4. Working quickly, pour syrup onto baking sheets, forming circles (3 to 31/2 inches in diameter) and spacing pours about 4 inches apart .
  5. Press in lollipop sticks.
  6. Add sprinkles, candies, seeds, etc. Let stand until completely hardened and cooled.

Notes:

On step 3, I cooled my pan in the ice bath for 20 seconds then poured the syrup into a [warm] Pyrex measuring jug. I don’t recommend doing this as the syrup cools quickly and becomes thick. It also becomes very hard to re-heat it back to a pouring consistency.

Recipe Source:

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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  1. says

    Lisa, I don’t have children, but I totally feel the same about the shooting in Newton, CT. I’m glad you got to make some memories to last a lifetime with your girls and just because they’re not round doesn’t mean they’re not perfect!

  2. says

    This was a really thought-provoking, resonant post. I’m glad you get to spend time with your family and make the most of every single moment–you’re truly an inspiration!

  3. says

    This was a really thought-provoking, resonant post. I’m glad you get to spend time with your family and make the most of every single moment–you’re truly an inspiration!

  4. says

    Such great lollipops for the kids!
    I love this, especially when here these are not common. I’m sure my nieces and nephews would loooooooooooove these

  5. says

    Such great lollipops for the kids!
    I love this, especially when here these are not common. I’m sure my nieces and nephews would loooooooooooove these

  6. says

    I am hoping to participate except currently my thesis theme has crashed… hopefully will be fixed in time to post on Friday. But anyway….

    I LOVE these lollipops! My kids are a bit younger (6 and 7)…. I wonder if they could do the sprinkling? I bet so, I am determined to try! I ADORE this project! And I would never have thought of the sprinkles!

  7. says

    I am hoping to participate except currently my thesis theme has crashed… hopefully will be fixed in time to post on Friday. But anyway….

    I LOVE these lollipops! My kids are a bit younger (6 and 7)…. I wonder if they could do the sprinkling? I bet so, I am determined to try! I ADORE this project! And I would never have thought of the sprinkles!

  8. says

    I think your lollipops are perfect! Working with syrup is one of the hardest things to do – that’s why I don’t do it often! Or I pour in on a sheet pan and break into pieces – then it looks like I wanted it that way! :)
    Your girls will cherish the time you had making them!

  9. says

    I think your lollipops are perfect! Working with syrup is one of the hardest things to do – that’s why I don’t do it often! Or I pour in on a sheet pan and break into pieces – then it looks like I wanted it that way! :)
    Your girls will cherish the time you had making them!

  10. says

    Kudos to you for braving the sugar-cooking realm! It still terrifies me and anything past marshmallows is a no go. But these are so cute and festive, and I love how you did them with your kids. It’s important to keep them close in times when we remember those at Sandy Hook.

    Best to you and yours :)

  11. says

    Kudos to you for braving the sugar-cooking realm! It still terrifies me and anything past marshmallows is a no go. But these are so cute and festive, and I love how you did them with your kids. It’s important to keep them close in times when we remember those at Sandy Hook.

    Best to you and yours :)

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