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When my kids were young, I learned how to make homemade suckers.  My Mom made hardtack when we were kids, and that is just a sucker without a stick.  The kids loved them and I enjoyed making them and I gathered quite a collection of sucker molds.  It has been a while since I made any, until this last Valentines when I made suckers for the grandkids.  My wonderful daughter-in-law was fascinated by the process and I told her that when the time comes, I would give her my sucker mold collection.  The recipe is one that came with some of the molds.  Lots of fun!  Let’s go.

Step 1:

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Ingredients and Supplies:
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
¾ cup water
Favoring oil
Candy coloring (Wilton paste works)
2 qt. heavy sauce pan with lid
Candy thermometer
Rubber scraper
Nonstick cooking spray
Sucker molds
Sucker sticks
Parchment paper
Plastic wrap or little sucker bags
 
craftknowitall (author) 2 years ago
1 tsp oil flavoring, or 1 dram if you use the Loran oils.
Get a tooth pick and just put a blob of color in the candy. Add more if you want it darker. Thanks for asking.
How much flavor and color do you add to this size batch?
Yummy! I really want to make my own suckers :D