Easy Lollies

    30 minutes

    Easy to make crunchy lollies, easily customised by using different essences and colourings. The hardest part is waiting for the sugar to reach the proper temperature.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 3 3/4 cups (800g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) golden syrup
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 1 tablespoon orange or other flavoured essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon food colouring
    • 1/4 cup icing sugar for dusting

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a medium saucepan stir together the white sugar, golden syrup and water. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to a boil. Without stirring, heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.
    2. Remove from heat and stir in flavoured essence and food colouring, if desired. Pour onto a greased baking tray and dust the top with icing sugar. Let cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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    I'm just a beginner, so I thought this would be a good one to try. Its great! With food coloring, its very pretty. Instead of flavored extract, I added a tbl of water to a packet of kool aide (cherry) and put that in. Yummy!  -  23 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We are using this recipe to make our wedding favors. We were able to spray candy molds and use a candy funnel with stopper to put just the right amount of mixture into each mold. We now have beautiful, inexpensive, calla lily candies. I omitted the food coloring and chose almond flavoring. The candies are stunning and our guests will absolutely love them!  -  21 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I've made this recipe twice now and one time I thought I would make banana flavored candy with banana extract (have used this before in other recipes and is delish!). I put in even a little more than the recipe called for and it smelled great and everything. But come time to break the candy and try it, it tasted like nothing, just sweet. Not even a hint of flavor, no smell, nothing!!! Bleh! Now another time I took another reviewer's suggestion and used one and a half packets of Kool-Aid dissolved in just a bit of water and this was much better... unfortunately I ruined the batch by putting it in a glass pan thinking I could cut it into squares before it cooled... dumb idea. Anyhow, I will try this again using another flavor of some sort, I'm not sure if it was the recipe or just that banana is a bad flavor to make candy with!  -  18 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)