Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jolly Rancher Suckers

Jolly Rancher Suckers

1 bag of jolly ranchers (hard candy, not the soft chews)
sucker sticks

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. 

Prepare cookie sheet by placing a piece of tin foil down, then a piece of parchment paper on top of that (just a quick hint here, parchment paper is different than and should not be confused with wax paper, wax paper will leave a film of wax on everything, so make sure to use parchment paper).

Unwrap candy and place 2 or three in a row so that they touch.  Place cookie sheet with candy in the oven.  Turn on your oven light and watch your candy carefully.  You want them to get hot enough that they start to melt together, but not to hot that they are flat.  If you let them melt too much it will be hard to get the stick to stay in place.  Let the candy melt for about 5 minutes (depending on your oven).

Once your candy is starting to melt, pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and working quickly place the stick on the candy and twist the stick just a little so the candy covers it.  This will allow the stick to stay in place.

Let cool on cookie sheet for 30 minutes, then wrap in little bags and tie with a ribbon.  Enjoy!

This is my Pinterest item for the week.  I have seen these all over the place.  Last week my daughter went to a birthday party and they made these as a craft.  They were so adorable and my other kids wanted to make them, so a quick trip to Walmart and a few minutes in the kitchen and we had ourselves a lovely afternoon.
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