The name gives it away doesn't it? A fall inspired lollipop that actually is a stir stick. I knew this would be the perfect addition to my fall tablescape especially with the hot cider drinks finally floating around.
Enough chatter, I highly encourage you to DIY with this cute/fun recipe to upgrade your fall festivities.
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons cinnamon Flavoring (or preferred flavor)
Gel food colorings, cinnamon, gold flakes
Lightly spray (with olive oil) your cleaned lollipop molds and wipe to create a very light coating inside the container.
Pour the sugar, water, & corn syrup in a saucepan over high heat.
Stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Be careful as it is VERY HOT.
You'll need to place a candy thermometer on the side of the saucepan being sure the tip does not touch the bottom of the pan.
Make sure the mixture boils until the temperature reaches "Hard Crack" (295F-309F degrees)
After reaching the desired temperature, drop 1-2 teaspoons of desired flavoring (I used 2) to the mixture.
You'll need to move quickly after allowing the temperature to cool slightly (approximately 25-30 degrees) and pour the mixture into the molds.
Using your selected gel colors, dip a lollipop stick into the color and swirl your design into the sugar mixture inside the mold.
At this time, I like to add some cinnamon, gold flakes, colored sugar, anything that will begin to make the pop "pretty". The gold flakes and cinnamon really upgraded the look.
After setting the stick into the mold, allow the mold to cool (speed up the process by placing in the fridge) for about 1-2hours (make sure the candy is hard).
When ready to serve, pop out the pops (pun intended) and place on a display stand or as a topper to a drink.
If you look closely, the gold flakes will begin to melt into the mixture and leave a shimmery effect in your glass. Talk about tasty and pretty!
I hope you all try your hand at this fun DIY recipe to upgrade your hot beverages. Share your pictures with me if you decide to try (please do!).