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Lollipop Hearts recipe

Lollipop Hearts recipe

These sweetheart sweets are easy to makeand oh-so-fun to give. Bundle up a bouquet or give them one ata time — either way, there’s no better way to say, ‘Be my Valentine’.

Recipe: Lollipop Hearts

2 1/2 to 3 1/2-inch round or heart-shapedmetal cookie cutters
8 ounces assorted red, pink, and/or clear hard candies
35 to 60 (2 to 3-ounces) assorted small decorative candies, suchas red cinnamon candies, small nonpareils, colored candy hearts,spice drops, and gumdrops
Edible rose petals or other flower petals (optional)
Lollipop sticks

  • Place unwrapped hard candies in a heavyplastic bag, then place bag on top of folded towel and crushcandies into small chunks with meat mallet or small hammer.
  • Make only three or four lollipops at onetime. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place desired cookie cutterson foil, at least 2 inches apart. Divide crushed candies evenlyamong cutters, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons per lollipop.Candy layer should be 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Add small decorativecandies or edible rose or other flower petals to crushed candies.(If using flower petals, make sure they are covered with a layerof the crushed candy.)
  • Bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for6 to 8 minutes or until candies are completely melted. Cool 30seconds. Remove cookie cutters with tongs, allowing melted candyto spread slightly.
  • Quickly attach a stick to base of eachlollipop, twisting the stick to cover lollipop end with meltedcandy. If desired, press more small candies or flower petalsinto hot lollipops. Cool. Peel foil from lollipops.

    Makes 8 lollipops.

    Safety Note: These lollipops are NotIntended for Children Under Age 3. To prevent choking, theConsumer Product Safety Commission says children under 3 shouldn’thandle anything smaller than 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4-inches.

    Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare and cool the candies;wrap with plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 2days.

    Nutritional facts per serving: calories:135, total fat: 0g, saturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium:11mg, carbohydrate: 34g, fiber: 0g, protein: 0g, vitamin A: 0%,vitamin C: 0%, calcium: 0%, iron: 3%

    Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens- a member of the Home and Family Network for the bestof cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 MeredithCorporation. All rights Reserved.

    ❤ DIY Valentine's LOLLIPOPS & Heart CANDY ❤ Gift Idea for Valentine's Day

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