DIY Spiked Lollipops Recipe

DIY Spiked Lollipops — A little spiked lollipop never hurt anybody. How sweet is this DIY Spiked Lollipop recipe ?! Colorful, delicious, simple and so cute!

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It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day unless half the room has a sugar high on February 14th. So we’re helping you stand out amongst the giving crowds with these DIY spiked lollipops.

They wouldn’t exactly double as kid friendly. So I wouldn’t recommend packaging the extras up to send to school, but you’re Galentine’s and Valentine’s will thank you!

I also couldn’t resist having a little too much fun with the color on these. Because fancy lollies call for fancy styling do they not?!

Okay. So maybe they just look like jellyfish on a stick. But I can still get behind that.

Don’t be too intimidated though. We also snuck in a SUPER easy alternative for spiked lollies for those of you that aren’t quite committed enough to make them from scratch…

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Ingredients And Tools To Make Colorful Spiked Lollipops Recipe

  • 1/4 cup of hard liquor — We used clear rum for half and tequila for the other half.
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • Optional: Splash of flavoring — We used peppermint.
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Silicone mats
  • Candy thermometer
  • Lollipop sticks

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How To Make Homemade DIY Spiked Lollipops |

1– Lay down silicon mats to use to pour the lollipops once they’re ready.

2 — Stir together the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan until just mixed, then let the mixture come to a boil without stirring it at all. Continue testing with a candy thermometer until it reaches 320 degrees.

3 — Once it’s reached 320 degrees, add in the liquor, give it a very quick stir to mix, and then let it reach 310 degrees again.

4 — Remove from heat and spoon onto the silicon mat, while quickly making a swirl or two with food coloring dipped on the end of the lollipop stick, then lay the stick in place to cool. (You want to heat the liquor as little as possible so it doesn’t boil out all of the alcohol.)

The mixture should be solid within 10-20 minutes. If it doesn’t completely harden, it didn’t reach hard crack phase, so you will need to adjust to cook it longer.

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Ingredients Needed To Make Easy Melted Jolly Rancher Spiked Lollipops 

 

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How To Make An Quick Version Of Boozy Lollipops

If you’re going for the easy jolly rancher version, all you have to do is unwrap the jolly ranchers and place them in a pan on low/medium heat.

Boil to 290F.

Remove from the heat immediately and add in the liquor, and let warm back to 290-300F.

Quickly pour onto the silicone mats and insert the lollipop sticks.

Let them cool for 10-20 minutes, and then you’re all set!

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Marbled Lollipop Tips

— If your lollies are too soft, they weren’t cooked long enough.

— If they’re cloudy or brown, they were cooked too long.

— Be VERY quick with adding your color and sticks.

— Don’t double the batch because you won’t have enough time to make all of them anyways

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And there you have it! Your new found reason for being the favorite in the office during… well any week really, I’ll just leave the occasion up to you.

We have lots more sweet treats for you coming up soon, so keep an eye out! Be sure to share your S&C projects and recipes with us so we can following along with yours, too! #mysugarandcloth #sugarandcloth

photo of the spiked lollipops by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

DIY Spiked Lollipops

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DIY Spiked Lollipops Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
A little spiked lollipop never hurt anybody. How sweet is this DIY Spiked Lollipop recipe?!?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Desserts

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Silicone mat
  • Candy thermometer
  • Lollipop sticks

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup hard liquor We used clear rum for half and tequila for the other half.
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 splash Flavoring Optional: we used peppermint
  • Food coloring of your choice

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 49g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 15
Calories: 196kcal

Notes

  • Serving size depends on how big and small you want the lollipops to be. You can make anywhere between 10-25 lollipops.

Instructions

  • Lay down silicone mats to use to pour the lollipops once they’re ready.
  • Stir together the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan until just mixed. Then, let the mixture come to a boil without stirring it at all. Continue testing with a candy thermometer until it reaches 320F.
  • Once it’s reached 320F, add in the liquor, give it a very quick stir to mix. And then, let it reach 310F again.
  • Remove from heat and spoon onto the silicone mat, while quickly making a swirl or two with food coloring dipped on the end of the lollipop stick.
  • Lay the stick in place to cool. You want to heat the liquor as little as possible so it doesn’t boil out all of the alcohol. The mixture should be solid within 10-20 minutes. If it doesn’t completely harden, it didn’t reach hard crack phase, so you will need to adjust to cook it longer.
KEYWORD: boozy desserts, candy, cocktails, homemade lollipops, jolly rancher, liquor lollipops, lollipop, marble, stained glass, sugar and cloth

 

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Quick & Easy Spiked Lollipops Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
A little spiked lollipop never hurt anybody. A quicker and easier version of our homemade DIY Spiked Lollipop recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Desserts

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Silicone mat
  • Candy thermometer
  • Lollipop sticks

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup hard liquor We used clear rum for half and tequila for the other half.
  • 1 1/2 cup Jolly Ranchers unmelted

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 17g
Servings: 15
Calories: 96kcal

Notes

  • Serving size depends on how big and small you want the lollipops to be. You can make anywhere between 10-25 lollipops.

Instructions

  • Lay down silicone mats to use to pour the lollipops once they’re ready.
  • Unwrap the Jolly Ranchers and place them in a pan on low/medium heat. Boil until they've reach 290F.
  • Immediately remove from heat, add in the liquor, and let the mixture warm back to 290-300F.
  • Quickly pour onto the silicone mats and insert the lollipop sticks. Let them cool for 10-20 minutes, and then you’re all set!
KEYWORD: boozy desserts, candy, cocktails, homemade lollipops, jolly rancher, liquor lollipops, lollipop, marble, stained glass, sugar and cloth
Don’t forget to share your spiked lollipops with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes, you can find them all right here with a few bites to go along!

40 thoughts on “DIY Spiked Lollipops Recipe”

    • Hi Brenda! We haven’t ran into any burning issues nor have anyone who has tried the recipe so sorry to hear! They definitely should not come out burn and burnt tasting… that definitely means that they’ve overheated. Are you heating them to 290-degrees Fahrenheit?

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  1. The candy mixture instantly hardened after I added the alcohol to it, is there a trick to adding the alcohol after you have reached the right temperature?

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  2. Great recipe, they turned out super cute, but after just one lick my whole mouth turned blue! Trying again with special candy food coloring!

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    • Hi Nikkik! It all depends on how large you want to make your lollipops, but we only made one batch so the photos should give you a good feel!

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  3. The batch came out good, can’t really taste the alcohol. It also cooled much faster than I anticipated and I couldn’t get the coloring and sticks done in time. Overall was easy to make you just can’t be slow to pour onto the mats.

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  4. Those swirls are so cool. When I saw the title, I thought the spikes would be a danger to the roof of my mouth, but I’m good with these kind of spiked lollipops!

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  5. Love these. I’m doing a modern art themed birthday party, and I think these would make great favors. I love favors that double as decor. Where did you get the glossy white display blocks?

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  6. this is SO AWESOME. i’ve been wanting to DIY boozy lollipops for so long and just haven’t figured out now to do it. thanks for sharing :)

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