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Vampire Blood Lollipops

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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


 
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Step 1: Get your ingredients ready

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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

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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

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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

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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.
baz5614 years ago
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.

Squash baz5612 years ago
Wal-Mart has them. They are in the kitchen supplies, rolled up in a tube. The ones I have are called Silpat Mats.
Fun2Hold baz5613 years ago
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!
designladyt2 years ago
you could use a marble slab.
himax3 years ago
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 :)
anibioman3 years ago
dexter morgan lolly pops
juneku4 years ago
parchment paper should work; wax paper will melt a little but parchment has a much higher temperature resistance.
lancmaltby (author)  TNEN4 years ago
 
Thanks!!!!! :)
Silicon baking mats work the best - If you leave near a Bed Bath and Beyond they carry Silpat. I have not tried using anything else but the silicon mat. I highly recommend getting a candy thermometer too - it will take the guess work out of knowing when the sugar gets to the right degree!!!  I would love to know how they turn out and take some pictures!!!!!

Have fun !
LIsa

lancmaltby (author)  TNEN4 years ago
All I did is just let the red food coloring drop into the sugar and then it did its on thing on top - I believe at first it did set on the top of the sugar but once it became one ( ha! ) with the sugar it worked out fine. Let it harden completely before you pull it of the mat.

I hope this works for you!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY!
ponykid104 years ago
 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! ;)
lancmaltby (author)  ponykid104 years ago
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.
noremac_4 years ago
Great idea! You got my vote!
Your hubby is such a doof!  LOL.
trailerman4 years ago
hello from richmond va..this is definitely a winner....we love this...bed bath and beyond friends
jmdvenus4 years ago
I LOVE this!!!
lancmaltby (author)  jmdvenus4 years ago
Thanks there Jill!!!!!!!! How's the couponing???
jeffpatt874 years ago

Great idea lancmaltby!

anax224 years ago
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
Sunbanks5 years ago
Those look so cool! I love them!
Did you use any flavoring? 
Rossiccio5 years ago
I messed this up twice :(

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

:(
Vermin5 years ago
Great 'ibble. I'm just unclear on one point. How do you squirt a few drops in to each lollipop? Hypodermic syringe?
mortso5 years ago
 These are SOOO creepy! Thanks for the great instructable!
lemonie5 years ago
What colouring did you use (specifically)?

L
lancmaltby (author)  lemonie5 years ago
I just used straight red food coloring that you get at the grocery store. It comes in a pack with yellow green and blue.


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

L
craig35 years ago
How does it taste? i might make some tomorrow
lancmaltby (author)  craig35 years ago
Well they are just plain sugar sweet unless you add some flavor oils like peppermint of spearmint.
Lftndbt5 years ago
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.
lancmaltby (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
Thanks you awesome!
whopoder5 years ago
Cool! Mmm i want to try it ^^
lancmaltby (author)  whopoder5 years ago
They are very good - and they turn your mouth blood red!!!
scoochmaroo5 years ago
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.
lancmaltby (author)  scoochmaroo5 years ago
Thanks!
Lftndbt5 years ago
Awesome I'ble! Clear instructions and one hellava effect. Those look terrific!! Well done. 
lancmaltby (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
thanks so much!
molecular gastronomy on 'ibles? awesome
lancmaltby (author)  corey_caffeine5 years ago
Thanks!