Customize your own lollipop recipe at home with this simple recipe! You can use lollipop molds to make round planets with little craters, or design your own space blobs on parchment paper. Adding a dash of edible glitter makes them sparkle like beautiful stars!
Galaxy Lollipop Ingredients and Supplies
For this recipe, you will need:
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup of water
2 drops purple food dye
1 teaspoon extract of choice (I used lavender)
Silver edible glitter
Galaxy Lollipop Directions
Take out your lollipop molds. Place the lollipop sticks inside the molds. Since you may have more lollipop mixture than will fit in your molds, you can also set up parchment paper on a flat surface. Put lollipop sticks 2 inches apart on the parchment paper. You can create your own lollipop shapes in this space.
Fill a large bowl with ice water and place nearby. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water inside a small saucepan that has a pour spout. Turn the heat up to medium. Place the candy thermometer inside, and turn it on.
Raise the heat to medium-high. Monitor the temperature as you stir until it reaches 310 degrees Fahrenheit. If the mixture is not getting to a high enough temperature, turn it up higher. This should take around 5 to 7 minutes, and it is known as the hard-crack stage.
Immediately, take the mixture off the stovetop, and place it in the bowl of ice water for only 10 to 15 seconds, swirling the mixture to help it cool. Keep it in the ice water no longer than 15 seconds or it will begin to harden. As soon as you take the mixture out of the ice water, mix in the food coloring and extract.
Work quickly to pour the mixture into the molds. If you are using parchment paper, work the shape into space blobs. Adding more than one layer of the mixture helps ensure that it will stick to the lollipop stick. You can use a fork or lavender to create tiny indents to look like craters, or keep the surface smooth. When the lollipops have cooled, spray on the edible glitter. You can cover them in lollipop wrappers, or serve and enjoy.
After wrapping mine, I placed them all into a The Mandalorian The Child cup adorned with green ribbons. Our family can’t wait to enjoy this bouquet of galaxy lollipops as a festive May the 4th treat. This would also work nicely as a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.