In the past year I’ve become really into baking and though my mom gave up sucker making long before I left the house I was determined to revive the tradition. I ordered a bunch of lorann flavored oils online, along with packaging and a few molds. My first batch was for St. Patty’s (four leaf clovers) which turned out beautifully. I was determined to make these even better. (recipe from cooks.com)
As a child my mom used to make suckers, we had the old fashioned metal molds and the only character I remember distinctly was a dinosaur. I can’t recall the actual process of making the suckers but I do remember that we used to make them and sell them in all different flavors at summer garage sales for between 50 cents and a dollar and they were delicious!
- 1) Spray molds with cooking spray, place sucker stick in mold and lightly sprinkle decorative sugars in mold (optional).
- 2) Combine flavoring and set aside with food coloring
- 3) Combine water, sugar, and corn syrup or medium heat stirring occasionally until temperature reaches 300 degrees or hard crack.
- 4) Remove pan from heat and add flavoring and colors. 5) Pour into molds and prinkle with decorative sugar if desired.