SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Valentine's Day SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I was asked by Nestlé to come up with a fun Valentine's Day DIY using their SweeTARTS Hearts and SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes, so check out my delicious SweeTART lollipop recipe!

SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe

As a kid, SweeTARTS were one of my all-time favorite candies -- I love the sweet and the tang -- and now they are one of my daughter's. So yes, she was super excited I got to work on this post.

I wanted to create something easy, love-filled, and fun, so I thought adding SweetTARTS to homemade lollipops would be the perfect touch. The best part was I got to choose the special sentiments on each of my lollipops.

Valentine's Day SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

The SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes are cherry flavored licorice on the outside, with a soft and chewy SweeTARTS center. And what I discovered, is if I cut them into thin slices, I could gently break them apart, and pinch them in the shape of little hearts. Don't they look cute!

SweeTART Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

So once I had enough hearts, I got to work on my lollipops. Here's how I did it...

SweeTART Lollipop Supplies | CatchMyParty.com

SweeTART Lollipop Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Cooking spray
Supplies (affil): Directions:

Spray your lollipop mold with cooking spray, then wipe out any excess.

In a saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and water.

SweeTART Lollipop Sugar | CatchMyParty.com

On medium heat, watch as the liquid comes to a boil.

Be careful to watch your candy thermometer. At first it will rise slowly, but then it will speed up, so definitely keep an eye on your saucepan.

When the sugar mixture reaches 300 degrees, transfer it to a glass measuring cup. The sugar needs to be 310 degrees to harden, but the temperature of the sugar will continue to rise, even as you transfer it. If you keep it boiling too long, the sugar will start to darken.

Here's what the lollipop liquid looks like. It cools quickly, so you'll want to work fast.

SweeTART Lollipop Sugar | CatchMyParty.com

Pour the mixture into each lollipop mold. Twist the lollipop sticks to make sure they're covered.

SweeTART Lollipop Sugar | CatchMyParty.com

While the sugar starts to set, add your SWEETart Hearts and Chewy Rope hearts. Your lollipops will harden in about ten minutes.

I love that by adding the heart inscriptions I get to share my love on Valentine's Day right on my lollipops.

SweeTART Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Here's the one I made for my daughter because she is definitely my cutie!!

SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

To display my pops, I placed paper shreds inside a mason jar, tied a pink pom pom ribbon around the jar, and placed the lollipops inside.

SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

We're planning to give these out to friends and neighbors as a special Valentine's Day treat.

SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Personally, I loved how they turned out, and what a fun way to share my love on Valentine's Day!

SweeTARTS Lollipop Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

SweeTARTS Hearts and SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes are the perfect pairing to complement your Valentine’s Day. Also, use the gift tag directly on the packages to share them with friends, classmates and co-workers this Valentine's Day.

Both SweeTARTS Hearts and SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes contain no artificial flavors and colors.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestlé. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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