goldfish lollies


How about these dazzling "goldfish bowl" suckers that The Fan and I whipped up for a family birthday party this weekend? I admit, I saw them on someone's clever blog... and now, for the life of me, I can't find the link to send that clever someone the credit that they're due. If it was you dear reader, comment accordingly and everyone can come over for a visit.

The Fan and I have been making lollipops for years, using Aunty Den's recipe. Here it is:

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1/4 cup water

Heat over low/medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Don't stir! Bring to a boil for approximately 8 min (290 degrees - soft crack stage on candy thermometer). Remove from heat, add one drop food colour and one or two drops of natural flavour (I use orange oil). Drop from spoon onto tinfoil, shiny side up. Work the lolly stick into the mixture before it hardens too much.

Nothing smells quite as delicious in a house as the smell of cooked sugar... sort of a carnival throw-back, the smell of cotton candy and candy apples... I love it.

** Saucy's note: Thanks so much to reader Beth, who spotted the lollies from Emily at Little Momma and Company!

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16 comments:

Starshine said...

It seems like every day is craft day at your house! Love the lollies! The Swedish fish are a nice touch!

Beth said...

That is from littlemommaandcompany.blogspot.com
I know b/c I love all the fun things she whips up for her boys to do. She is a super fun momma, and those are super cute lollies!

Christina said...

Thanks for that idea. I'm going to have to let my kids try to make some. If I can find some sticks.

Oliver Rain said...

So clever. I like the lime tipped fingers too!

Saucy said...

Thanks Beth, I'm on my way over to say thanks right now!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Adorable!

Aspergertopia said...

We've never made lollies before. My kids will love this. Thanks for the idea.

hunnybunny said...

Those are wicked fabulous!!! Love them!!!

Junie Moon said...

What a really cute idea; your lollipops are adorable. I appreciate the recipe you shared for us to try. Thanks!

The Mrs. said...

I can't even begin to know how to make lollipops!!! Thanks for posting! Brilliant idea!

Christina said...

Well, poo. We made some today and they won't harden. I can't believe I messed it up.

Mrs. Staggs said...

My neice and her girls saw these on your blog and made them recently. They were a big hit, as is your blog with my neice and with my sister, who spent a very long time enjoying your blog the other evening.

Best wishes to you!

Emily said...

Are these fun or what? My kids thought it was so special to stick the swedish fish on them to make them pond pops! ;)

blaze said...

ohh my goodness i abslutley love the golddfish lollies!!!!!

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Spencer said...

Those lollipops look so cute! My kids would love them.