Scorpion Tequila Lollipops

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The scorpion is one of the most feared creatures on earth. Indeed, many of them are poisonous and the sting from their barbed tales can be fatal. All scorpions possess venom to kill or paralyze there prey. However, what most people dont know, is that some scorpions are edible and considered a delicacy in certain parts of the world. They are also a good source of protein & fiber. 

I tasted one of the scorpions before transforming them into these delicious lollipops. They taste nutty and earthy, with a slight resemblance to dried shrimp.

Armor Tail Scorpion Lollipops: 
Lollipop recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Invisible Pops 

armor tail scorpions- thailandunique.com
2/3 cup light corn syrup
3/8 cup Tequila
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water


lollipop sticks
ice bath- large bowl with ice and water
candy thermometer
silicone brush
silpat lined baking sheet


Prep and measure out all of the ingredients, including the ice water bath. Keep a bowl with water and the silicone brush next to the stove to wipe down any sugar crystals that form. 

Add the sugar, corn syrup & water to a sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir the mixture only until the sugar dissolves. Wipe down the sides of the pan with the silicone brush as necessary. The sugar mixture will go through different stages. You need it to reach the hard-crack stage between 300 & 310 degrees. Use your candy thermometer to test the temperature. Once it reaches the hard-crack stage, remove the pan and immediately place it in an ice bath.  Add the tequila or desired flavorings & colorings at this time. 

Let the mixture cool for about 20 seconds and then swirl the pan around for one minute. Pour the syrup onto the silapt forming circles. Press a lollipop stick onto the bottom part of each circle and gently press in the scorpions. You can use one end of the lollipop sticks to press them down into the circle.

Let them cool for 20min or until hard before removing. Place them into cellophane bags for gift giving. 


CandyLove112 months ago
Iv had one before only mine had a spider in it!!!
One thing I've studied a bit on entomology and the stinger, on the last tail segment has the poison gland remove that first.
Amazed...Really it taste good??
lmnopeas (author)  TheSweetTooth1 year ago
Yes, it really does! You mostly get the sweetness from the lolly, with a hint of tequila. You don't really taste the scorpion as you would if you ate it plain, because of all the sugar, but even alone, it tastes like a peanut.

I know because I tried it. Would be great dipped in chocolate!
Ian Swope1 year ago

It would look really cool if you put dye in the lollipop part to make it look like amber then put ants in it! Then it would look like ants trapped in amber and would have a cool science factor in it! :)

lmnopeas (author)  Ian Swope1 year ago
Great idea! I love it!
zkerzner1 year ago
That looks awesome!!
WUVIE2 years ago
Combination ewww and wow! I'm making icky faces while I'm interested. This is intriguing!
lmnopeas (author)  WUVIE2 years ago
I tasted the scorpion on it's own and it's not bad at all. It's really nutty and earthy. If I ever make these again, I'll add some gel paste to tint the candy different colors.
eleanor16002 years ago
I would try it but my crazy friend wouldn't
But I cant get scorpions here
eleanor16002 years ago
Cool idea
Where did you get the scorpions from?
lmnopeas (author)  Leeshmonster2 years ago
sunshiine2 years ago
I love this instructable BUT could never try one! Thanks for sharing!
lmnopeas (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
frenzy2 years ago
Suuz2 years ago
Soooo cccccooooollllll
pjwolos2 years ago
This is badass!
lmnopeas (author)  pjwolos2 years ago
miamicandy2 years ago
Wow! I wish I had a box of these! What a great idea!!!! Great job lmnopeas!
lmnopeas (author)  miamicandy2 years ago
Interesting instructable. I would like to taste these lollipops, but unfortunately here I can't find scorpions.
lmnopeas (author)  andreyeurope2 years ago
You can source these hard to find ingredients from thailandunique. They've got a bunch of interesting edibles!
lmnopeas (author) 2 years ago
Thanks! It's actually most of a whole scorpion. Not just the tails, but some of the pieces broke off in the shipping process. I didn't want to waste any so I added them to one of the pops. ;)
M.C. Langer2 years ago
WOW!! Scorpion tails in lollipops? Awesome instructable!! I love it! :-)