Last Updated on January 24, 2021 by ellen
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Check out these fun Koolaid Hard Candy Lollipops! Try my easy Koolaid candy recipe and make homemade lollipops for the kids.
These homemade lollipops make a fun treat for the kids. Or, you can give them with a Valentine’s Day card for Valentine’s Day. Have you seen these classroom Valentine cards yet?
Koolaid Hard Candy Lollipops
Making crafts and projects with the kids is always so much fun. And, teaching the kids to cook is a wonderful way to foster a lifelong interest in cooking. Here are a few more tips to teach your child to cook.
There are lots of fun projects you can make using a package of Koolaid drink mix. And, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, these lollipops are easy and fun to make.
These Koolaid lollipops are an easy recipe for the kids to help out with. And, who doesn’t enjoy eating lollipops when they’re done?
This will need to be cooked on the stove. So, you will need to supervise them using the stove. Or, you can do that part yourself.
We don’t really drink a lot of sweetened drinks here. But, these lollipops are a nice treat for a special day.
Remember that lollipops are hard candy can be a choking hazard for small children. Please do not give these to young children.
What do I need to make Koolaid hard candy?
Besides the food ingredients, you will need a lollipop mold and lollipop sticks. This lollipop set includes molds, bags, sticks, and ties. It should have everything you need.
You will also need a candy thermometer.
Ingredients for Koolaid Hard Candy lollipops
- Corn syrup
- Koolaid drink mix packet (0.16 ounces)
Each batch of candy will make one flavor of lollipops. So, if you want to make a variety of flavors and colors, you will need to make them each separately.
You will get about 6 to 8 hard candy suckers using this recipe. The exact number will depend on the size of the mold you use.
If you want a different shaped mold, they have a great variety at Michaels.
What flavor are these?
The flavor will be whatever flavor Koolaid powder you use. Keep in mind that the flavor will determine the color of your Koolaid hard candy. So, if you want purple, you will need to use grape. For red, you can use cherry or strawberry. Orange will be orange flavor, etc.
Can you use another brand?
I have not experimented with other brands or with sugar-free varieties. Since the Koolaid is really only the color and flavoring, it should work out fine. But, I haven’t tried it to be certain.
If you do use a different brand, let me know so that I can update this recipe.
Tips to make Koolaid hard candy lollipops
It’s very important that you use a candy thermometer for this recipe. If you don’t heat the mixture to the right temperature, it won’t set up properly.
And, if you cook it too long, it will be so hard that it won’t come out of the pot. This one is very easy to use.
If it’s too thick to pour out of the pot, you have cooked it too long.
Making Koolaid candy is a fun way to get the kids interested in cooking. And, it’s always fun to eat them when they’ve cooled.
I hope you have a chance to try this Koolaid hard candy recipe.
How should I store these?
Once they have cooled, store the Koolaid hard candy lollipops between sheets of wax or parchment paper in an airtight container.
If your kids enjoy cooking, you may want to make these Power Blend popsicles next.
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup light corn syrup
- 1 (0.16 ounce) packet Kool-Aid drink mix
- Prepare a silicone lollipop candy mold with lollipop sticks.
- In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat.
- Bring the sugar syrup to a boil while mixing constantly. When the syrup begins boiling, stop stirring and insert a candy thermometer.
- When the syrup reaches 295 degrees, immediately remove it from heat and stir in the powdered drink mix.
- Carefully pour the candy into the molds. Allow it to cool completely before removing it from the mold.
- Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 0g