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Boiled Sweets

* Gauging Sugar Temperature

* Sweets being made

* Various sweet recipes

Here is a recipe taken from to make your own boiled sweets and lollies at home, but make sure you ask an adult for help, as the mixture gets very hot and sticky and can easily burn you!


60g icing sugar for dusting

400g caster sugar

250ml water

160ml golden syrup

1 teaspoon peppermint oil, or other flavoured oil

1 teaspoon any colour food colouring

Preparation method

1. Generously coat a baking tray with icing sugar, and set it aside. To make the lollies, grease the lolly moulds and then dust them with icing sugar.

2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, stir together the caster sugar, water and golden syrup until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil over medium-high and cook to a temperature of 149 to 154 degrees C, or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat, and stir in the flavoured oil and food colouring.

3. Immediately pour the sugar mixture onto the prepared baking tray or lolly moulds.

4. If making lollies, press a stick into each of the moulds and let them cool thoroughly before removing. If making sweets, when the mixture is cool enough for the outer edge to hold its shape, cut into bite size pieces with scissors. Let them cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

No moulds?

If you don’t have lolly moulds but still want to make fun shapes, simple grease and dust biscuit cutters set atop of a baking tray lined with parchment. Carefully pour the mixture into the cutters, and remove when just about cool.

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