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Cherry Lime Lollipops

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Cherry Lime Lollipop Recipe

These easy homemade lollipops taste amazing! Made with 5 simple ingredients, and endless flavor options, this is about to be your new go-to candy recipe!

Kids, and adults, of all ages will go crazy for this easy sucker recipe!

This candy is made with just 5 ingredients:

  • Fruit juice
  • Lime zest
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Corn syrup

The secret? Invest in a quality candy thermometer ( affiliate link to my fave). Cooking to the right temperature is key.

We love that you can really play around with the flavor combination.

I decided to make a cherry lime flavor. The citrus paired with the sweet cherry gives these a sophisticated taste with a stunning appearance.

But you can easily change the fruit juice to fit your families tastes!

I did not have a candy mold (affiliate link to my fave) when I made this recipe. Turns out you really do not need one.

How to make suckers without a mold:

  1. Add a hefty amount of powdered sugar to a jelly roll pan.
  2. Use a round cap, shot glass, or other object to make circles into the sugar creating your mold. Make sure the bottom of the pan does not show.
  3. Place a stick in the center of each circle gently pressing into the sugar.
  4. Pour your candy into the mold and let set 10-15 minutes.
cherry lime suckers

How long to homemade lollipops last?

If stored properly, homemade suckers can last up to two to three weeks. I suggest wrapping each individually with plastic wrap. Store in an air tight container.

TIP: If you add any type of caramel or chocolate to the container your suckers will soak up the moisture and become sticky. Try to keep them in their own container or a container with other hard candies.

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How to make homemade suckers:

Cherry Lime Suckers

Cherry Lime Suckers

Yield: 24 suckers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These easy homemade suckers taste amazing! Kid and adult approved, and you don't even need a candy mold! 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Cover a jelly roll pan with powdered sugar. Use a round cap, shot glass, or other object to make circles into the sugar creating your mold. Make sure the bottom of the pan does not show. Place a stick in the center of each circle gently pressing into the sugar.
  2. Place the cherry juice into a pan. Boil until reduced to 2 tablespoons. 
  3. Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a separate pan. Heat to a boil and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 300 degrees F.
  4. Working quickly, pour the sugar mixture into a large measuring cup. Stir in the reduced juice and lime zest with a silicone spatula. Pour into the molds and allow to set for 15-20 minutes
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These easy homemade suckers taste amazing! Kid and adult approved, and you don't even need a candy mold!

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