The fall season is in full swing! Although I refuse to think about Thanksgiving until I take down my Halloween decorations, I always welcome the flavors of autumn. Pumpkin and pumpkin spice is a favorite, and we have been making lots of pumpkin recipes lately (not all desserts!). My son loves this soup, and it’s so darn easy I make it anytime he requests it. My other favorite is caramel apple. Tart apples with a caramel drizzle is something I look forward to all year, but I also love caramel apple favored sweets. These easy caramel apple lollipops are so easy to make and so, so good.
To make these, you will need molds of some kind. I didn’t use the plastic ones, so if you are using those, make sure they can withstand the heat of the oven without melting. I would imagine the silicone ones would work pretty well, but again, I haven’t tried them myself. These metal ones are my favorite. I have bought several sets and even found a large set at a local thrift store!
What you need:
To begin, heat your oven to 350º. Generously grease a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, and lay out your molds with sticks inserted.
Unwrap your candy and set one Jolly Rancher and one caramel inside each mold.
Put the pan in the oven. Make sure to stay close and check it frequently. It should take about 5 minutes to melt, but the time may vary depending on the temperature of your kitchen and altitude of your location. Take out your pan just as the Jolly Ranchers start to liquify and run. Your caramels will still be a bit solid. They will continue to melt after you take them out of the oven.
If you need to, twist your sticks so they are fully immersed in candy. It works better if the stick is in the Jolly Rancher, instead of the caramel.
Let them completely cool before taking the lollipops and molds off the sheet. If you find one is being stubborn, you can use a turner to help loosen it. Do not try to remove the molds yet. Because the caramel is soft, it will stick to the molds. To removed them easily and cleanly, put the molds and lollipops on a plate and cool them in the fridge for a few minutes. Once they are cooler than room temperature, the molds pop off easily.
I hope you enjoy these treats!
What is your favorite fall flavor?
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