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

Comments

  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!
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  2. 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!
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  3. 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!
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  4. 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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  5. 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 :)
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountain’s latest post: Peppermint BiscottiMy Profile

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