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Peppermint Lollypops recipe

Kids of all ages will delight in thesecolorful taste treats made in your own kitchen! Shiny and bright,these lollipops will make fine treats to give to loved ones andfriends.

Recipe: Peppermint Lollypops

1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 package wooden stick

  • Cook sugar, corn syrup and water in thetop of a double boiler over high heat. Do not stir mixture butcook to just past the crack stage (see note).
  • Remove from heat. Stir in food coloringand extract. Pour into lollipop molds or onto a greased sheetof wax paper to form disks. Press a lollipop stick or stringloop into each disk and allow to cool.

    Makes 32 lollypops.

    Note: ‘Crack’ describes the pointat which a drop of boiling syrup immersed in cold water separatesinto hard threads that are not brittle. On a candy thermometer,the crack stage is between 270° and 290°F.

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