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.
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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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
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?
The foil peels right off when they cool!
This is awesome! You just gave me my own idea for a candy mold! Thanks!
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!
Yay! Glad I could help!
So cool I am doing a fundraiser and you just gave me the perfect solution!
Great idea!! When we say tin foil do we mean aluminum foil? Lol
What a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie link party! – Jessica (cutesycrafts.com)
Thank you! And thanks for visiting!
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!
Thanks for stopping by Leigh Anne! I love YHM :)
Wow what a clever idea!!!! Absolutely love it, what a great tip! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Maria! Thanks for visiting my blog :)
This is genius! I love a good tip and this one is a great one! You have a fun blog and I’m happy to be your newest follower via GFC!
Thanks, Danni! I’m following you too :)
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 busybhive.blogspot.com
Have a great day!
Joye & Myrna
Thanks! I will come by your blog tomorrow!
How cute are those! What a fun project and valentines is the perfect holiday. Will have to mark this post.
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!
Thanks so much, Melissa! There is actually this really cute candy supply store in Utah that sells sets for only $7.00, if you are interested in other shapes, and they have an online store. I bought one set there, but 10 isn’t enough for a whole batch of hard candy so I had to figure something else out!
Thanks for visiting!
This is so clever! Thank you!
Great idea! What would we ever do without foil?!?!?
Thanks, Becky! I know, it’s wonderful stuff!