Shamrock lollipops

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Shamrocks:
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • Green food colouring
  • 2 teaspoons flavouring (I used key lime flavouring)
  • Clear Candy:
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • Lollipop sticks


  • METHOD:

    First, make the shamrocks.
    Place a pot over medium heat, and add the granulated sugar, water, and light corn syrup.
    Stir with a rubber spatula until everything is melted and combined.

    Then increase the heat to medium-high, and attach a candy thermometer to the pot.
    Heat the sugar until it reaches 300F, stirring occasionally.
    Add the green food colouring and mix well.
    When the mixture reaches 310F, remove from the heat and mix until it stops bubbling.
    Add the flavouring and mix well.

    Pour the sugar into a shamrock-shaped silicone mold, only filling each cavity about 1/2 centimeters full.
    Allow to fully harden (about 20 minutes).
    Then remove them from the mold and set aside.

    Make the clear candy the exact same way as the shamrocks, but omit the food colouring and flavouring: Place a pot over medium heat, and add the granulated sugar, water, and light corn syrup.
    Stir with a rubber spatula until everything is melted and combined.
    Then increase the heat to medium-high, and attach a candy thermometer to the pot.
    Heat the sugar until it reaches 310F.

    Pour dollops of clear candy onto a silpat mat, making sure they are larger than the shamrocks.
    Place a shamrock directly onto each clear dollop, making sure to not burn yourself with the hot candy.
    Stick a lollipop stick into the bottom of the clear candy, then allow these to cool completely.

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    COMMENTS / REVIEWS

    1. L

      Thanks. It's delicious.

    2. C

      the flavors were all very delicious.

    3. a

      Excellent dish!

    4. B

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    5. S

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    6. J

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    7. A

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    8. a

      I made this for a party this weekend and it was a great hit!

    9. L

      I made this tonight for my kids. They loved it. It was very easy.

    10. k

      Made this last night for my family and we love it.

    11. S

      Made this for a gathering last night. Everyone raved and asked for the recipe. I was almost embarrassed by how easy it it. Spectacular dish!

    12. W

      WOW!!! I am blown away by this SIMPLE, and very EASY, recipe!

    13. S

      Made this last night and I absolutely love it.

    14. A

      I made this last night according to the recipe. It was fabulous!

    15. S

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    16. s

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