Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY | Jolly Ranchers Pops

 A while ago I hosted a baby shower for my sister.
The theme: She's about to POP!

Lots of great stuff to do with a fun theme like that.
I scoured Pinterest for ideas & found this one:
I wanted something quick & cheap for party favors, and this was perfect!

2 bags jolly ranchers 
Lollipop sticks [craft stores & some grocery stores]
Treat bags [any craft store]
Parchment paper [grocery store]
 heat the oven to 275F
cover a baking sheet with parchment paper 
 [don't use wax paper, I tried and failed]
set two jolly ranchers side by side so they will melt together
you can do up to 3 per pop, but I found it easier doing just two
 bake in oven for 5 minutes
I would recommend watching them the entire time.
I found that sometimes it look less time and others it took more.
Don't ask me why, but you'll know when they are done. Don't let them melt too far otherwise they'll be way too thin. It might take some trial and error, but you'll get the hang of it!
 Have your lollipop sticks at the ready because you're going to have to work fast!
put lollipop stick into melted candies, rolling to cover the end of the stick
 take the parchment paper off the baking sheet & set on cool surface
let pops cool for 10 minutes or until they're completely hard
cover with goodie bags & tie with ribbon
Printable here
 and viola
For this base, I used a styrofoam wreath and covered in orange tulle I had lying around.
I used an exacto knife to cut little slits for the pops to slide into. 

This would be a super fun project to do with kids to take to a birthday party or school. I don't have kids, so I dragged my husband into the process & we had a ball!
[we're dorky like that]

Me: Game face, bro! 
Matt: Let's do this.

Super dorky, one might say.

Until next time-

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