Honey Pops

Honey Pops

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 ... [read full recipe below]

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.