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Life Savers® Candy flower pops

 

Remember that big box o’ candy I got from Wrigley? Yes, I’m still making treats with it. I have a long way to go to empty out that box.  As a sucker for nostalgia (that sucker pun was sort of intended),  I couldn’t resist a childhood favorite of mine, Life Savers® Candy.

 

 

These flower candy pops take minutes to make. I’ve used this how-to before to make Easy Lollies, but the circle shape of the Life Savers  just lends itself so beautifully to flowers. I probably should’ve let them cook for about 30 seconds more to let those pinhole openings in the petals meld away, but I don’t mind a couple blips here and there. And I’ll warn you, you can’t always control where the candy melts, so some will be less perfect than others. (Insert poetic metaphor for life here.)

 

 

how to make LifeSavers® flower pops

 

you will need:*

LifeSavers® hard candy

baking tray

aluminum foil

parchment paper

lollipop sticks

 

*Find lollipop sticks in the craft store.

 

 

step one: prepare your baking tray

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and top with a piece of parchment paper.

 

step two: arrange your flowers

Place a Life Saver on the tray and surround with five other Life Savers  to form a flower shape. Because you’ll need room to add the sticks later, only arrange three or four flowers across one side of the tray.

 

step three: bake your candy

Place the tray in the oven and bake for 6 to 10 minutes. Watch the candy closely so it doesn’t over-melt. When the candy melts just enough to spread and fill the holes (I pulled mine out about 30 seconds early, hence those tiny holes), remove from the oven. Immediately and carefully place a lollipop stick on the flower and let cool completely before peeling off the tray. The underside is the front of the flower.

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    very cute, and I think this would be perfect for easter.

  2. Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I need to get on the stick with my candy! Adorable pops, Meaghan!

  3. Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Wow Meaghan…these are really cute!

  4. Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    What a fun idea for spring!

  5. Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    this is really cute and looks easy for anyone to try! love it Meaghan, thanks for another super idea.

  6. Posted March 12, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    cool! last time i tried making stained glass cookies with the candy….i totally left them in too long and burned the candy….these are so cute!

  7. Kim J
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    This is so cool! I have to make them!

  8. Posted March 12, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Fun and colourful treat for Spring!

  9. Posted March 13, 2012 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    Too cute and so colorful!

  10. Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    This is adorable Meaghan and directions worked out so well. I wrote about them today at http://www.lovethemmadly.com/2012/04/six-lifesavers-six-minutes-to-homemade-lollies/.

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