Homemade Suckers

Every year all the girls in the family get together to make Homemade Suckers.

This year was no different. We got together last week and made Cherry, Cinnamon and Butterscotch Suckers, and they turned out delish!

We use molds my mom got 20+ years ago and since then we’ve bought a few more, but they are such a handy thing to have around because the kids not only love helping make the suckers, but they love eating them too. And I would be lying if I said I didn’t like them cuz they are so good!

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I decided to make a tag to go with them as well. Here is the recipe so you can make them too…
Homemade Suckers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup cornsyrup
  • ¼ tsp flavoring
  • ¼ tsp food coloring
  • sucker sticks
  • candy thermometer
  1. Put molds and sticks together. Place on cookie sheet and spray. Put in freezer until candy is ready.
  2. Put all ingredients except flavoring and color in a pan. Cook to hard crack stage (300 degrees).
  3. Add flavoring and coloring. Stir about two minutes.
  4. Pour into molds. Let set for 10-15 minutes.
  6. *Add ½ c. melted butter at 275 degrees. Mix and bring to 300 degrees and continue with Steps 3 & 4
  8. Put water in pot and boil until candy comes off.

Once your suckers are made, here is what you’ll need to make the tags:



-Glue Stick


-Bags (found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Joann’s)


1. Make suckers.

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2. Save and Print your tags. To do this CLICK on the image above and PRINT.

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3. Cut into long strips.

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4. Add bags to tops of suckers and wrap tags around. Stick together using glue stick.

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5. Cut ends off in a triangle form.

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Now you’re kids can give away cute suckers for Valentines. And what’s great is you can make them for Valentines and then get other molds to make for through out the year. We still use the heart molds, but we also have circles, flowers, Halloween and Christmas molds too. SWEET!

These tags would also work well for the Melted Chocolate Candy Suckers that you can find the molds for at the craft store.



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  1. 1

    Cute! I need to find some of those molds.
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  2. 4

    I was so happy to come across your tags! My son just bought 30 heart suckers for his kindergarten class and we had no idea what we were going to do as tags. These are perfect! Thanks so much!!

  3. 8

    What an adorable idea! I also love the moon pies!

  4. 10

    The suckers look great, but I could not find he récipe. Can you send it to me? I would really appreciate it,

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