Homemade Golden Lollipops
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Serves: 18 large lollipops
  • 1½ cups Domino┬« Golden Sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar (available in the baking aisle of most grocery stories)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • flaky sea salty, optional, for topping
  • golden sugar pearls, golden sprinkles or decorations, optional, for topping
Required tools:
  • Candy thermometer
  • lollipop sticks
  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 degrees Fahrenheit. Note that at will take a few minutes to get there (probably 5-8), but once it reaches about 270 degrees Fahrenheit, watch it carefully because it'll go quickly from there. Do not let the sugar get to hot or it will taste burnt.
  3. While sugar mixture is cooking, prepare your workstation. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper (you'll need a completely smooth surface). 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 degrees, 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 start 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.
Recipe by Overtime Cook at https://overtimecook.com/2020/03/04/homemade-golden-lollipops/