Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops {How-To}

Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Oh, Valentine's Day.

You mushy, gushy, lovey dovey, pink hearts, sharing-the-love, shooting-cupid's-arrow holiday, you.

Although it seems incomprehensible to me that it is the middle of February already, the day of love is tomorrow and that means that my girls have been beyond excited about the cutting, crafting, painting, decorating and baking that we've been doing to get ready.

But, most importantly, it's all about the valentines.

While there is absolutely, positively, 100% nothing wrong with traditional, store-bought valentines (I have so many fond memories of ripping into those little white envelopes and pulling out the licensed-character card inside!), I like to do something a little extra while my kids are young and still willing to let me.

fun valentines

Last year we got a little creative and made our own homemade jolly rancher lollipops and the girls couldn't have been more excited for February to roll around so that we could make them once again. After all, the end result is something colorful, festive and delicious, so what more could they ask for?

While all of the steps and ingredients are laid out in my Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops recipe, here's a quick photo summary to show how truly easy these are:


Easy peasy! Just unwrap, place, melt, add sticks and cool!

We took a more classic approach with Little Sister B's valentines by taping a lollipop to each of the envelopes. Big Sister E's, on the other hand, ended up a bit more whimsical, as her classmates are going to end up with something that not only tastes good, but will bring a smile as well.

mustache lips valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!

16 comments:

The Mom Jen said...

Brilliant, easy, yummy!! (pinned it)

PixyStik4U said...

so cute! i want to try this

brich2222 said...

these look like so much fun. I am sure the kids would want in on preparing them!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Love the cute little mustaches!!!! I'll bet these are a hit at their parties!

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

What a cute idea I love this, considering that today is Valentines Day I won't make these this year, but I will certainly pin this for next year.

Cathi said...

We have the grands this weekend and we are going to have to make these!!

ColleenMarie82 said...

LOVE this idea, pinning it for next year!

slehan said...

Very fun and could be used for any occasion.

Cher said...

Awesome idea! My kids would love to make this!

cindy said...

Great idea. Wonderful are creations that create more bonding between a parent and child.

Maria Iemma said...

This is a very creative idea and a great recipe. My grandkids have just discovered lollypops (2 years old) and love them. I can make them for their next visit.

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

These are adorable and seem so easy!

M Clark said...

I love this idea!! When I read the title "Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops" I thought to my self, where did she get the recipe? Now I get it!! Thank you for posting this one, love it!!

bxcrochet said...

what a great idea. my nephew would ove that

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Rebecca Parsons said...

oh my goodness what a super creative idea.

cheryl lister said...

Wow, so easy and cute. Love this idea!