VALENTINE’S HEART CANDIES
Valentine’s Heart Candies
Green Apple Lollipops
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 45 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes Makes: 18 to 20 lollipops
2 cups sugar
¾ cup light-colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon apple flavoring oil or ¼ teaspoon blackberry flavoring oil
2 drops green or 6 drops purple gel food coloring
1. In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup water to boiling. Stir in sugar, syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils (about 7 minutes). Clip candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 300°F hard-crack stage (45 to 50 minutes).
2. Remove from heat; stir in flavoring and gel food coloring. Let stand until thermometer registers 220°F (about 20 minutes). Butter two baking sheets. Place sticks 4 inches apart on sheets. Working quickly, spoon 1 tablespoon of candy mixture at the top 1 inch of each lollipop stick (do not spread; mixture will flow out). Cool completely. Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap. Store at room temperature up to 2 weeks.
Valentine’s Heart Candies were made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman
Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman
Recipe was taken from Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book “14th Edition”; the chapter on Candies; page 189. Page 200 (Green Apple Lollipops)
For Valentine’s Heart Candies follow all instructions as noted in “Green Apple Lollipops). However, for food coloring use red and spoon into heart shaped pans.
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