Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cross Lollipops - They Look Like Stained Glass

I made Cross lollipops for our sixth grade Bible study class. I found the idea for these beautiful lollipops on the Catholic Icing website. It is a fantastic website - check it out if you have a minute. The Crosses are simply made out of melted Jolly Ranchers.

These were super simple to make. However, they were really time consuming.  Just unwrapping the Jolly Ranchers took forever!

For the project you will need -

A bag of Jolly Ranchers
Aluminum foil
Lollipop sticks
Cellophane bags
Ribbon or twine

Each Cross needs 5 Jolly Ranchers - so buy the appropriate amount of Jolly Ranchers that you need for your project.

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Unwrap the Jolly Ranchers (note: this takes forever). Cover your cookie sheets with aluminum foil with the shiny side facing up. Place three Jolly Ranchers about four inches apart on the foil covered cookie sheet. Heat the one Jolly Rancher for one minute. Now that the middle of the Cross is sticky you can add the other four pieces - pressing them firmly to the middle sticky piece. Now put the cookie sheet back into the 275 degree oven for about six minutes.  Once the they come out of the oven place the lollipop stick into the bottom of the Cross and press the sticky candy around the lollipop stick.

Once I started making these I couldn't stop! I think they looked so lovely.

Once the Crosses have hardened - peel them off the foil and place them on parchment paper.

Don't these look lovely? And what a wonderful treat to reinforce the message of Easter.

Once the lollipops have completely hardened you can package them in cellophane bags and tie with a coordinating ribbon. Of course I forgot to take the final picture in the cellophane bag! But you already know what that would look like! Right?

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