Homemade Golden Lollipops

From DOMINO SUGAR

Created by blogger @overtimecook

Makes 18 large lollipops

 

Add the perfect gold touch to any party or celebration with these shimmery lollipops. Plus…they’re so easy to make!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups DOMINOGolden SugaR

1/2 cup water

1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

As needed: flaky sea salt, optional, for topping

As needed: golden sugar pearls, golden sprinkles, or decorations, optional, for topping

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Place DOMINO Golden Sugar, water, and cream of tartar in a relatively small, lightweight pot. Stir to combine.

2.Place pot on stove and add a candy thermometer. Cook, without stirring, until the thermometer reaches just under 300°F. Note that at will take a few minutes to get there (probably 5 to 8), but once it reaches about 270°F, watch it carefully because it’ll go quickly from there. Do not let the sugar get too hot, or it will taste burnt.

3.While the sugar mixture is cooking, prepare your workstation. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper (you’ll need a completely smooth surface) into a circle shape. Prepare vanilla extract and a small dish of salt, sugar decorations, or both. Have lollipop sticks handy, as well.

4.Once sugar reaches just under 300°F remove from heat. Wait about a minute for mixture to stop bubbling, then stir in vanilla.

5.Carefully pour a thin stream of the liquid sugar mixture onto prepared parchment paper. Insert a lollipop stick into the sugar circle, then quickly top with flaky salt and decorations.

6.Repeat with remaining sugar and sticks. Note that once you pour out the lollipop, you have less than a minute to add the decorations before it starts to harden, so work quickly.

7.If the sugar in the pot hardens before you finish pouring out the mixture, return pot to gentle heat for a minute or two, until softened, then continue forming lollipops till complete.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at dominosugar.com