DIY Jolly Rancher Lollies

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Yesterday, I made this cute favor for today’s family Easter party:  Jolly Rancher lollies.  Very cute, and so easy!

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Candy Sticks
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Oven
  • Cellophane Bags
  • Ribbon or Twist Ties (to fasten bag)

Directions:

  1. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
  2. Line up Jolly Ranchers in your desired color/flavor combinations on parchment paper.  Use two candies for regular-sized lollies, three for big ones.
  3. Heat at 200 degrees for five minutes, or until Jolly Ranchers have only slightly melted. 
  4. Remove from oven.
  5. Immediately insert sticks by lying them on top of melted candy, and twisting until stick is covered.  The candy hardens quickly, so you have to be fast
  6. Allow candy to harden on its own (only takes a few minutes), or place in freezer to speed up the process.
  7. Put lolly in cellophane bag, and fasten with ribbon or twist tie.  Be sure the lollies are completely dry/hardened so that they don’t stick to the bags.
  8. Enjoy!

For anyone who is as naturally not-crafty as I am, I will share with you a lesson I learned today:

Parchment paper is not the same as wax paper.  Yes, I seriously was unaware of this, despite the fact that they have two completely different names.  So I used wax paper, and encountered a (very minor) problem.  It stuck to most of the lollies, but only a little bit.

Fortunately, I was able to scrape the bits of paper off easily, and no one will ever notice.

So there you have it.  A tasty treat in under 10 minutes!

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