Friday, February 15, 2013

The Lollipop Captain

i found a recipe in a kids magazine on how to make your own lollipops, and it was so easy that we decided to make heart shaped ones for valentines day, or as cole kept calling it "just because i love you day"...

seeing the world through a heart shaped cookie cutter, the perfect eye patch [or eyebrow waxer]
and a pirate worthy cookie cutter arm band he fashioned

the captain heart break shirt is from here

i love the way they don't come out shiny like usual ones and when you use
different colors and swirl them together you get a watercolor effect.

to make 6 lollipops:

42 round hard candies [we used lifesavers]
6 white lollipop sticks

metal heart cookie cutter or whatever shape you want
wax paper + twine [and a treat bag if you want over the wax paper]

1. preheat oven to 300 F
2. re
move wrappers from the candy and set aside
3. cut a piece of parchment paper about twice the size of your cookie cutter and use it to line the inside and edges.
4. fill it with about 7 lifesavers and if necessary break them in half to fill the space
5. place on a cookie sheet also lined with parchment paper and bake for about 6-8 minutes or until the candy has melted together [use a toothpick to swirl the colors together if you want]
6. let it cool for a 
minute or so and remove the cookie cutter and insert the stick [we found spinning it a little helped]
7. once cool to the touch remove parchment paper and enjoy!

*note - it took us a couple tries to get the shape right and we only had one cookie cutter so it took a while, but we just prepped the next as the previous was baking.  if you want to 
make a large batch i would definitely recommend using several cookie cutters

dean woke up just as we finished to enjoy one too.  i have a feeling we will be making them
again soon... maybe some green shamrocks next time around.

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this!! What a sweet little guy you have. :)