Easy Homemade Lollipops and Edible Candy Flowers
- 4 hard jolly rancher candies
- 1 jelly bean
- 1 lollipop stick
- 2 fun size air heads (I like using 2 different colors)
Recipes are for ONE flower each. Make as few or as many as you like!
|Preheat oven to 225 |
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange the 4 unwrapped jolly ranchers into a flower shape, with all of them touching in the center.
Bake about 8 minutes, keeping close eye on them to make sure they do not spread too much. Once the candy has melted enough and the desired flower shape is achieved, remove from the oven.
Immediately press a jelly bean into the center of the flower, and place the lollipop stick in the desired place, rolling slightly to make sure it sticks to the lollipop.
Allow to cool completely before removing from baking sheet. (about 10 minutes)
|Remove 2 air heads from the wrappers and cut in half lengthwise. Start rolling the first candy strip to make the center of the flower. Press the next strip next to the end point of the first one and continue rolling until it is the size you like. Carefully bend back some of the petals to open the flower and make them look more realistic. |
**While you can press them onto a lollipop stick for a short time, I noticed that after awhile, they will soften and won't stick as well. These work best as a garnish or laid on a flat surface.