Introduction: Vampire Blood Lollipops

Does the sight of blood make you sick?  Well here is a super easy recipe that you can make for your next Halloween party.

This is so much fun to make  - hope you enjoy!

Lisa - www.tissupapers.blogspot.com


Step 1: Get Your Ingredients Ready

Makes  about 12 lollipops

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • red food coloring
  • white lollipops stick - you can find them at your local craft store.
You can even add flavor oils like peppermint or strawberry if you like.

Step 2: Getting the Sugar Melted

Bring sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved completely.  If you have a candy thermometer it will register 300 degrees to 310 degrees (hard-crack stage), 5 to 7 minutes.

While the sugar is boiling lay out your lollipop sticks onto a silicon baking mat ( I put my baking mat onto a cookie sheet to make it easier to move around and a nice hard level surface. )

Step 3: The Ice Water Bath

Once you have placed your lollipop sticks down  - Fill a larger pot with ice water. When your sugar mixture is ready - 300 degrees to 310 degrees, immediately set the pan into ice-water bath to stop the cooking (syrup will steam vigorously - be careful of the steam); let sit about 25 seconds. Swirl pan 1 minutes more to cool - it while still be bubbling, that's OK .

Step 4: Pour and Add the Blood

Working very quickly, pour syrup onto the silicon baking sheets, forming circles (2 to 31/2 inches in diameter) and spacing pours about 3 inches apart - then press in lollipop sticks. I went very randomly - wherever there was space I made a lollipop.


The fun part:
With the red food coloring - squirt a few drops in to each lollipop (I would do one at a time to make it easier to work with), using one of the lollipop sticks drags the stick through some of the food coloring to get the desired look for the "blood". I add a few more drops to the blood coagulated look.

Step 5: Let It Cool

Let stand for about 5 - 10 minutes for the sugar to harden completely.

Step 6: Share Your Blood Lollipops

Now - go out there and share your blood lollipops!

Hope you have fun making them for Halloween!!!!!!!

Enjoy and Happy Halloween 09'

Lisa - lancmaltby
www.tissupapers.blogspot.com

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Otteni11 made it! (author)2016-02-12

I am not one to comment unless something goes really wrong or really right...this went really right!!!! I am reading the Harry Potter series with my kiddos and after every book we watch the movie. Tonight is book 3 movie night and I made this because they mentioned blood flavored lollipops in the book. They turned out perfect (not as good as yours and a little yellow because I used my raw sugar, but this was my first ever candy work so I am happy). I flavored them with 20 drops of my cinnamon essential oil right at the end, it added just a hint of flavor and I love it!! Thank you for helping me make our family time magical!

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2016-02-12

Hello!!!!!! OMG You just made my day!!! Thank you for being so awesome with your comment :) Yours look AMAZING!!!!!!! Harry Potter and a little magic in everyday life just makes the world a better place right :)

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baz561 made it! (author)2009-12-05

vhere would you get a silicon baking sheet exactly? i tried this on wax paper... yeah didnt work exactly like i wanted. and i didnt do the drops of blood i put like 6 drops in the sugar as i stirred. but i think i should have put it in after now that i think about it.

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Squash made it! (author)Squash2012-10-03

Wal-Mart has them. They are in the kitchen supplies, rolled up in a tube. The ones I have are called Silpat Mats.

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Fun2Hold made it! (author)Fun2Hold2011-02-22

You can get them online or at a local kitchen supply store. I often end up picking mine up at a local Bed, Bath, & Beyond. They are pretty expensive but they are AWESOME for cooking on. Stuff doesn't stick to them at all and they are safe to really high temps!

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designladyt made it! (author)2011-10-30

you could use a marble slab.

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himax made it! (author)2011-10-09

Cº, Fº or Kº ???

310 Kº is less than needed.
310 Cº is more than needed.
310 Fº is the right one ??

:) :) :)

an old world's inhabitant :)

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anibioman made it! (author)2010-12-09

dexter morgan lolly pops

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juneku made it! (author)2010-09-02

parchment paper should work; wax paper will melt a little but parchment has a much higher temperature resistance.

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ponykid10 made it! (author)2009-11-17

 Hi I love these. I just got done and they're setting. BUT, not hardening. What should I do!? Please help!!!! I'm making them to take to the midnight show of New Moon> ;) HELP! ;)

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-11-17

Do you have a candy thermometer - you really need to make sure that the sugar is between 300 - 320 degrees hard crack stage on the thermometer. I went to Kroger to pick one up when I made these lollipops. It was about 6.99
It makes all the difference.

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noremac_ made it! (author)2009-11-13

Great idea! You got my vote!

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metrohippymom made it! (author)2009-11-11

Your hubby is such a doof!  LOL.

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trailerman made it! (author)2009-11-11

hello from richmond va..this is definitely a winner....we love this...bed bath and beyond friends

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jmdvenus made it! (author)2009-11-09

I LOVE this!!!

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-11-10

Thanks there Jill!!!!!!!! How's the couponing???

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jeffpatt87 made it! (author)2009-11-08

Great idea lancmaltby!

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anax22 made it! (author)2009-11-02

I used concentrated hebiscus hurb sirup insted of red colore , its prty commen hear in egypt
it did the job very well and gave the loly pop a very very cool ,unic and powrful tast and bloody natural colore

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Sunbanks made it! (author)2009-10-30

Those look so cool! I love them!
Did you use any flavoring? 

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Rossiccio made it! (author)2009-10-30

I messed this up twice :(

First time it wouldn't set and the second time I burned the sugar stuff

:(

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Vermin made it! (author)2009-10-30

Great 'ibble. I'm just unclear on one point. How do you squirt a few drops in to each lollipop? Hypodermic syringe?

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mortso made it! (author)2009-10-30

 These are SOOO creepy! Thanks for the great instructable!

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lemonie made it! (author)2009-10-29

What colouring did you use (specifically)?

L

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

I just used straight red food coloring that you get at the grocery store. It comes in a pack with yellow green and blue.


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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2009-10-30

Thanks, I was interested as to whether it was Cochineal, Ponceau 4R, Brilliant Scarlet 4R etc.

L

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craig3 made it! (author)2009-10-29

How does it taste? i might make some tomorrow

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

Well they are just plain sugar sweet unless you add some flavor oils like peppermint of spearmint.

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Lftndbt made it! (author)2009-10-29

Noticed your views are a lil' low stil. Took the liberty of adding this to a couple of relevant groups like 'MaKe'. That should pull some more views in.

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

Thanks you awesome!

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whopoder made it! (author)2009-10-28

Cool! Mmm i want to try it ^^

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

They are very good - and they turn your mouth blood red!!!

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scoochmaroo made it! (author)2009-10-28

These are great!
I wanted to make some clear suckers for Halloween, but I couldn't think of anything good to put in them but like candy corn.
Well done.

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

Thanks!

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Lftndbt made it! (author)2009-10-29

Awesome I'ble! Clear instructions and one hellava effect. Those look terrific!! Well done. 

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-29

thanks so much!

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corey_caffeine made it! (author)2009-10-28

molecular gastronomy on 'ibles? awesome

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lancmaltby made it! (author)lancmaltby2009-10-28

Thanks!

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