Thursday, February 14, 2013

Homemade Lollipop Recipe- Last Minute Valentines Day Idea

It's 5am on February 14th- and I woke up in a mini panic that I didn't have 'special' Valentines ready for the boys. Apparently my before coffee brain thinks candy conversation hearts are just not enough. My homemade lollipop recipe is just the thing for an easy & fun last minute gift idea this Valentines Day or any day for that matter!

You'll need: 
  • lollipops or other hard candies (we used dum-dums, jolly ranchers, and lifesavers)
  • meat mallet or hammer 
  • baking pan covered in foil (I used wax paper for this tutorial but recommend foil) 
  • lollipop sticks 
  • sprinkle toppings optional 
1. Unwrap and sort candy by color 
2. Smash the heck out of them with a hammer of sorts

3. Using the cookie cutters to form shapes approximately 1/2″ inch thick (1cm) or appease your inner rebel and freestyle.  Tip: Be sure to space the shapes 2 inches apart they’ll spread + you need room to add the sticks

Go on, get carried away with sprinkles like Tristen (my 3yo) did!
4. Bake for 15 minutes at 250 degrees
5. Remove from oven & attach the sticks quickly by carefully rolling in the end of candy. Add sprinkle toppings if your heart desires.

Allowing the lollipops to cool was the hardest part! We had a blast creating our custom candies and the possibilities are endless.


Okay so don't panic- there's still time to rock out amazing DIY Valentines for the kiddos. Here are a few more of my favorite ideas:

Valentines Day Magnet Printables from momitforward.com

Valentine Scrabble Grams from Oh Happy Day!

Printable Coupons from Mommy By Day Crafter By Night

Looking for more DIY gift ideas? Follow TrashN2Tees on Pinterest.  The Homemade Lollipop Recipe was originally shared on Oh My Handmade Goodness during our Kitchen Party theme last August.

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