Did you forget to get special candy for trick or treaters? That could be a sticky situation. Which is why, you should always have failsafes. For everything. This is our failsafe for lollipops and making them more Halloween-ey. Best part: Its inexpensive, safe to eat and quick to make. Here’s what you have to do.
Time Taken: 10 minutes
- Hard Candy (we used Fox)
- Clear Plastic Bags
- Skewers /Lollipop Sticks
- Silver Foil
- Baking Tray
- Olive Oil
Steps to make HalloPops:
- Place a sheet of foil over a baking tray and lightly grease the top with olive oil. You can use butter too, but that tends to leave a scent.
- Put pieces of candy at regular intervals on the tray. Make sure to leave plenty of space between the candy pieces and for the sticks to be placed later. We put two pieces of candy one over the other to make the lollipops longer and to create a double layer effect.
- Heat your oven to 275 degree celsius and place the tray inside. This is the tricky part – the candy melts very quickly & you have to take it out, as soon as it is flat (about 1.5 minutes) Or, the sugar will burn. As soon as the candy is melted, wear gloves & take out the tray. The tray and the molten candy are going to be HOT. So, be very very careful.
- Put the sticks on the candy, by pushing them inwards and twirling them slightly. You can push the edges into a shape, using a skewer. We preferred the haphazard look.
- Let the lollipops cool down and harden in room temperature. Once they have cooled down completely, you should be able to peel them easily.
At this stage your Halloween candy is essentially ready. But, they look a bit plain. So, you can decorate them with ribbons if you like.
- Take a length of black ribbon and twirl it around the stick, pasting it at the bottom.
- Pull the clear bag over the lollipop and tie it up with orange ribbon. We were using curling ribbon.
Things to keep in mind:
- Please use gloves and be very careful with the hot candy. The tray and the candy is going to be extremely hot.
- Don’t forget to grease the silver foil. Or, the candy is going to get stuck to the surface or break when you try to remove it.
- The colours of the candy, don’t really mix for Fox. So, you can place them one over the other or side by side to get different combinations and shapes.
How do you like, our first ever kind of cooking related tutorial? We’ve talked about candy before (because lets be real, who doesn’t love candy). But, I’m kind of nervous about a cooking tutorial. Maybe, Halloween is a reason for me to experiment – first nails, now candy. It’s awesome 🙂
Do try out Hallo-Pops this season and let us know, how they turned out! Happy Halloween!