Since I am sharing my Kool-Aid Lollies Recipe with you, and they really only work with molds, I also wanted to share a way to make molds yourself with tin foil. They are pretty easy and work really well with any hard candy recipe.

Make your own lollipop molds with foil tutorial

First, cut a strip of tin foil a few inches wide.

Then, fold your strip lengthwise three times, until you have a sturdier, more narrow strip. 

Find something to use to mold your strip. I found a bottle of acrylic paint to be the perfect size. 
Fold your strip in half and wrap around your bottle. Pinch it tight, leaving room to insert your stick. 
Now,  to hold your lollipop stick in place, take another strip of tin foil and fold it lengthwise a few times and set it aside. 
Take  your stick, put it in your mold and pinch it in place. Next, wrap your second strip around it until the stick holds firmly.  
Fill with chocolate or any hard candy recipe. I recommend my Kool-Aid Lollies recipe
Tip: Make sure your molds are flush with the pan they are sitting on. If not, the candy will run out. It’s hard to get it exact, so if it does run out, let it harden for a few seconds;  then take the flat edge of a butter knife and press down on the mold. You can refill your molds, if necessary.

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  1. I tried making the molds this morning but found the a bit flimsy, it worked better with strong foil and foil wrapped cardboard even though the lolly stick still moved. But will try making lollies with this method at one point

  2. Thank you for posting! I was wondering if you need to put anything on the foil that you are putting your molds on? Does the foil strip right off when they are cooled?

  3. Genius!! I’ve been searching the internet for this kind of of hard candy mold with no luck. I’m so glad I came across your site. Thank you so much for this idea. And the recipe sounds yummy too!! I’m making it today!

  4. It’s been a long time since I’ve made suckers. I no longer have my molds but now I can make my own!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious. Hope you will stop by again tomorrow!

  5. We found you on the Six Sisters. You have some great ideas! We are having our 1st link party tomorrow (Thursday 1/24/13) We would love to have you come and link up. We have a fun blog joining us. We hope you will join us too @ the
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

  6. Best idea ever! I just paid a small fortune, even with a coupon, for some lolly molds and of course I bought Christmas trees instead of circles. WHAT was I thinking?! Problem solved!