Honey Pops

YIELD: 15-20 lollipops

INGREDIENTS

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup pure honey
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon candy flavoring*
red paste food coloring optional

DIRECTIONS

In a heavy pan, combine sugar, honey, and water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-high and continue to boil until honey mixture reaches 300°F (hard-crack stage), about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add flavoring and color; mix well. Pour into prepared lollipop molds (greased with lollipop sticks inserted), following manufacturer's directions; cool completely. Remove from molds and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in a cool, dry place.*Cinnamon candy flavoring is an oil-based flavoring, which can be found where candy-making supplies are sold. You may substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired.

TIP

Candy may be molded in buttered, wax-coated paper drinking cups.