Homemade Suckers

Candy · Gifts · Holidays · February 10, 2012

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

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
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup cornsyrup
  • ¼ tsp flavoring
  • ¼ tsp food coloring
  • sucker sticks
  • candy thermometer
Instructions
  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.
  5. EXTRA STEP FOR BUTTERSCOTCH/CARAMEL SUCKERS:
  6. *Add ½ c. melted butter at 275 degrees. Mix and bring to 300 degrees and continue with Steps 3 & 4
  7. TIP TO CLEAN POT AFTERWARD:
  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:

SUPPLIES:

-Tags

-Glue Stick

-Scissors

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

DIRECTIONS:

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

1. Make suckers.

I'm a Sucker For You Free Print

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

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

3. Cut into long strips.

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

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

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

5. Cut ends off in a triangle form.

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

Homemade Valentines Suckers!! Recipe on { lilluna.com } The perfect Valentine treat !!

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.

For more yummy Valentine’s treats be sure to check out:

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Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

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Valentine’s Scotcharoo Cups

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Homemade Suckers Recipe - homemade suckers are so simple to make! Simply use a mixture consisting of sugar and corn syrup to make suckers of all different shapes!

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Amanda Joy

Cute! I need to find some of those molds.

Ally

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!!

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!! So glad to help. I hope you guys have a great Valentines!! XO

Heidi

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

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for the kind words. So glad you like them! Please come back again soon. And have a great Valentine’s! 🙂

Marily

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

    Lil' Luna

    Just added it back to the post. 🙂

Christina Melad

Im curious as to how many suckers this recipe makes. Im going to try this recipe for my daughters cheer back sale. Thanks
Christina

Petunia Evans

I’ve always loved the idea of making my own suckers, however I was worried that it’d be too hard to make. I’ll have to go and get a candy thermometer before I start, but it doesn’t look too difficult to find the rest of the ingredients. I can’t wait to make these with my kids now, thank you so much!

    Lil' Luna

    I used to think the same thing, but they are actually pretty easy! Yes, you’ll need a thermometer and to watch it closely. The temp goes up pretty fast towards the end, but they are so good and your kids will love them!

Deb

How many suckers does this recipe make?
(Valentine suckers).
Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    I don’t know an exact number, but it depends on how big the sucker molds are. It could make quite a few smaller (small circles, hearts, etc) ones. Possibly a couple dozen. Less, if they are bigger molds. I hope that helps..sorry, I don’t know an exact amount.

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