How to Make Lollipops and Cracked Glass Candy

by Michael Berry

With the right tools, you can make any type of candy! We bring sugar to the hard-crack stage (295F) in order to create wonderful sweet treats.


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cups Corn syrup
  • ¼ Cups Water
  • Food coloring
  • ¼ Teaspoons LorAnn candy extract
  • Lollipop molds and sticks
  • 1 Candy thermometer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Make sure you have everything ready ahead of time, including lollipop sticks, a greased lollipop mold, and hopefully a Silpat for any extra candy.

    Step 2

    Measure all items out!

    Step 3

    Using a candy thermometer or digital temperature gun ($25 on Amazon) bring the water, corn syrup, and sugar to 295 degrees F.

    Step 4

    Remove from the heat and add flavoring extract/oil and any food coloring. Note: Vanilla extract won't retain the flavor like proper candy extracts!

    Step 5

    Pour into lollipop molds. *Note that clear chocolate molds will MELT. Use the opaque molds for hot sugar.

    Step 6

    The remainder can be poured on a Silpat and shaped or allowed to cool.

    Step 7

    This is also known as "cracked glass" candy!