Festive, colorful and made with your favorite candy, you can make these great Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops for Christmas, the 4th of July or any holiday! They make a great gift or simply keep them for yourself and enjoy!

Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Once upon a time I was a preschool teacher. Then I became a mom. Along the way I took things we made in the preschool and made them with my own kids. This is one of those recipes. And ironically now my daughter has a son, and she has made them with him. Traditions.

Why You’ll Love These Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

  • An easy recipe, and can totally be done with children. Adult supervision with the actual oven time.
  • Easily customizable for any holiday or event.
  • If you want to use a mold, go for it. We started making shapes with ours.
  • In an airtight container, or securely wrapped, these can last for months.
  • They can be made in a pinch when you need a quick gift idea for something.
Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Ideas for colors and holidays

Since Christmas is fast approaching, we decided to do some fun Christmas colors and make lollipops to enjoy and to give away to family, friends and neighbors. But you can make them for really any event… just change your colors. And for the record, you can use other hard candy.

  • Christmas (red/green) – lime or apple with strawberry, cherry or fruit punch jolly ranchers
  • Hannukah (blue/white/silver) – blue raspberry with pineapple jolly ranchers (use edible silver glitter to get the silver in there more)
  • Halloween (orange/green or orange/purple) – orange or peach jolly ranchers, grape jolly ranchers, lime or green apple jolly ranchers
  • Patriotic/4th of July – (red, blue and/or white) – pineapple jolly ranchers, cherry, strawberry or fruit punch jolly ranchers, blue raspberry jolly ranchers
  • Gender Reveal – (Pink/Blue) – strawberry and blue raspberry jolly ranchers

We will list more as we make them.

While I am sure you can find jolly rancher lollipops, so they won’t turn out as large as these do, and you can’t customize the colors and or shapes if you want.

Christmas Lollipops 5

More Fun Candy Recipes

  • These adorable Reindeer Candy Cane Pops are so much fun to make with kids. We whipped these up for Christmas and they were a huge hit, plus they taste great.
  • Looking for something fun and delicious to do with the kids this summer? Try these Easy Jello Meringue Cookies and you’ll see smiles all around!
  • Creamy, sweet, Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites are truffles made into cute little Fall pumpkins. Delicious and fun to make and eat!
  • Candy Cane Peppermint Puppy Chow is a delicious treat, perfect to set out on Christmas Day or to make to give as gifts to family, friends and neighbors. You’ll eat lots yourself too!

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Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Nicole Cook
Festive, colorful and made with your favorite candy, you can make these great Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops for Christmas, the 4th of July or any holiday! They make a great gift or simply keep them for yourself and enjoy!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 -20 lollipops

Ingredients
  

  • Jolly Ranchers Candy in red and green
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Parchment Paper
  • Oven

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil and then add a layer or parchment paper. I prefer cooking with the piece of parchment paper on top because when the candies cool, they are VERY easy to remove.
  • Unwrap your jolly rancher candies and line them up on a cookie sheet. Mix and match colors. I tried to stick to three candies per lollipop because any bigger and the lollipop is un-sturdy and difficult to get the stick into.
  • When you are lining them up on the sheet, make sure there is plenty of space between each “lollipop” both on the sides AND the bottom to place the stick. Layer a red candy, a green candy and then a red candy. Do it again the opposite way. Only use 2 candies – one red, one green. See you can have lots of fun.
  • Once you have created your combinations, carefully place the cookie sheet in the oven trying not to disrupt the candies touching each other (if anything shifts, fix it as soon as possible)
  • Bake at 200 degrees for about 5-7 minutes. Here’s the thing. You cannot walk away. You need to start watching about 3 minutes in and keep watching until you see them melted. Remove them from the oven just as soon as you see them melted. I mean, immediately. Otherwise they melt too much (trust me) and you can’t do anything with them because they run into all the other ones and make a big candy mess.
  • As soon as you remove them from the oven, work quickly to add the lollipop sticks to each set of candies you have melted. Roll the stick to make sure it gets coated on all sides and stays secure. These candies cool quickly, especially in the winter months, so work fast.
  • Allow them to cool about 20 minutes on the pan.
  • As soon as they are cool, they should remove easily from the pan and can be eaten immediately or wrapped and given as gifts.
  • Enjoy!
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10 Comments

  1. These were so cute I wanted to make them with my 5 year old. We made them this afternoon and not only were they easy, they taste great too.

  2. These were so cute I wanted to make them with my 5 year old. We made them this afternoon and not only were they easy, they taste great too.

  3. These were so cute I wanted to make them with my 5 year old. We made them this afternoon and not only were they easy, they taste great too.

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